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Health Care

President Obama, having established that providing health care to all Americans is of the highest priority on his domestic policy agenda, has become actively involved in the ongoing debate. Hoover fellows have been assessing the costs of health care and the implications of providing universal health insurance to Americans for some time. This site provides a compilation of recent articles and commentary by Hoover fellows on, among other things, efficient health care policy, the provision of health care, the public option, and the economics of health care.

April 24, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

The Other Stealthy ObamaCare Menace

April 22, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Obamacare: Debate Over?

April 23, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Libertarian Podcast: Is the ObamaCare Debate Over?

April 22, 2014 | Forbes.com

CDC Would Sacrifice Kids To Cut Healthcare Costs

April 22, 2014 | Hoover Institution

Is the ObamaCare Debate Over?

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Richard Epstein argues that ObamaCare’s enrollment surge can’t mask the program’s deeper problems.

Op-eds and Blogs

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April 24, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

The Other Stealthy ObamaCare Menace

April 22, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Obamacare: Debate Over?

April 22, 2014 | Forbes.com

CDC Would Sacrifice Kids To Cut Healthcare Costs

April 22, 2014 | Real Clear Politics

Measuring the Success of Obamacare: Don't Be Misled

April 12, 2014 | Daily Beast

Prison Reform is Bigger in Texas

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Articles and Books

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April 21, 2014

A Policy too Far

Yes, we need to make affordable health insurance available. But to do so we need to scrap the “cover everything” mentality.

April 21, 2014

Not too Late for a Cure

ObamaCare isn’t settled law if it doesn’t work. Rather than wait for a total collapse, let’s come up with a genuine alternative now.

April 9, 2014 | Mercatus Center

The Economics of Medicaid: Assessing the Costs and Consequences

February 13, 2014 | Economist

Hell, Maybe

THE House passed a bill on February 11th to raise the debt ceiling (the legal limit to how much America may borrow) without conditions attached. The Senate followed...
January 8, 2014

Wolfe at the Door

Tom Wolfe’s latest novel, Back to Blood, is a portrait of present-day culture—sprawling, lurid, hilarious, repellent, compelling: “More than anything else, I just love all these people.” An interview with Peter Robinson.

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Other

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April 23, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Libertarian Podcast: Is the ObamaCare Debate Over?

April 22, 2014 | Hoover Institution

Is the ObamaCare Debate Over?

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Richard Epstein argues that ObamaCare’s enrollment surge can’t mask the program’s deeper problems.

April 22, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Blahous on the John Batchelor Show: “a colossal fiscal disaster is unfolding before our eyes”

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Hoover research fellow Charles Blahous, along with Larry Kudlow of CNBC, discusses the Affordable Care Act on the John Batchelor Show. Topics include topics include the cost of the Affordable Care Act relative to other social programs, the Community Living Assistance Services and Support Act (CLASS), and the employer mandate.

April 18, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Lanhee Chen on the John Batchelor Show (10:13)

April 15, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Scott Atlas on the John Batchelor Show (19:36)

April 12, 2014 | Bloomberg Television

Lanhee Chen on Political Capital with Al Hunt (18:49)

April 9, 2014 | Forbes.com

Bureaucrats Need To Learn The Difference Between Lettuce And Lipitor

April 1, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Lanhee Chen on the John Batchelor Show (32:14)

March 28, 2014 | Bloomberg Television

Lanhee Chen on Political Capital with Al Hunt (18:48)

March 28, 2014 | Bloomberg Television

Lanhee Chen on In The Loop

March 27, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Hobby Lobby, Obamacare, and Religious Liberty

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Richard Epstein examines the points made during oral arguments to the Supreme Court advocating Hobby Lobby’s challenge to Obamacare’s contraception mandate.

March 27, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Libertarian Podcast: Hobby Lobby, Obamacare, and Religious Liberty

Listen to Hobby Lobby, Obamacare, and Religious Liberty by Hoover Institution: Richard Epstein examines the points made during oral arguments to the Supreme Court advocating Hobby Lobby’s challenge to Obamacare.
March 11, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Scott Atlas on the John Batchelor Show (30:14)

 Larry Kudlow, The Kudlow Report, CNBC; and Cumulus Media radio. Sudeep Reddy, WSJ. John H. Cochrane, Hoover, Cato, & Grumpy Economist, Booth School of Business. Scott W Atlas: Hoover, Investors Business Daily & FoxNews.com.
March 3, 2014 | EconTalk

Velasquez-Manoff on Autoimmune Disease, Parasites, and Complexity

Moises Velasquez-Manoff, author of An Epidemic of Absence, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book--a discussion of why allergies and autoimmune diseases have been on the rise in the developed world for the last half-century. Velasquez-Manoff explores...
February 19, 2014 | Fox News

Edward Lazear on The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson

What was outlined in 'BushCare'?
February 19, 2014 | Fox News

Lazear on Fox News: “I don’t think it got the support it deserved”

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Hoover senior fellow Edward Paul Lazear discusses President Bush’s proposed health care plan on Fox News. Topics include the differing costs for health care and the lack of support for Bush’s plan in 2007.

February 19, 2014 | Townhall

Could Courts Come to the Rescue?

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David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes, on Townhall.com, that the courts should find the subsidies and penalties of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, in the same way that the Supreme Court found FDR’s National Industrial Relations Act unconstitutional.

February 12, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Contraception Mandate and Free Association

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast

Richard Epstein looks at how Obamacare’s contraception mandate squares with the right to free association.

February 10, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Bill Whalen on The John Batchelor Show (11:44)

Mona Charen, NRO; Bill Whalen, Hoover; Richard Epstein, Hoover.
February 6, 2014 | Wall Street Journal Live

Whalen on Wall Street Journal Live: “someone came up with the idea ‘hey, animals sell’”

William L. Whalen

Hoover research fellow Bill Whalen discusses a recent humorous ad on Wall Street Journal Live. Topics include topics include the logistics of health insurance, and other ambassadors for the Affordable Care Act.

February 4, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Lanhee Chen on the John Batchelor Show (30:05)

Guests: Larry Kudlow, The Kudlow Report, CNBC. James Pethkoukis, AEI. : Morris P. Fiorina, Stanford. Lanhee J. Chen, Hoover and Bloomberg View.
January 29, 2014 | Bloomberg Television

Lanhee Chen on Market Makers

Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) –- Former Mitt Romney Adviser Lanhee Chen and Bloomberg’s Al Hunt and Nela Richardson discuss the State of the Union and the theme of income inequality. They speak with Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)
January 28, 2014 | U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means

Lanhee Chen Testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee (46:50)

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January 28, 2014

Chen testifies to the House of Representatives on the Affordable Care Act

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On Tuesday, January 28, Hoover research fellow Lanhee J. Chen testified before the US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, discussing the negative effects the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have on labor and the economy.

January 19, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Peter Berkowitz on the John Batchelor Show

January 19, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Berkowitz on the John Batchelor Show: “the translation of the principle of individual liberty into political practice . . . is accompanied by a set of institutions that are accountable to the people”

Peter Berkowitz

Hoover senior fellow Peter Berkowitz compares King John’s signing of the Magna Carta in the thirteenth century to the Affordable Care Act on the John Batchelor Show. Topics include limited government, liberty, top-down creation of laws, incompetence of government, and recent Gallup polls.

January 8, 2014 | townhall.com

David Davenport on Townhall's Daily Commentary: Obamacare Breakdown is a Liberty Moment

The Townhall.com Daily Commentary brings concise yet penetrating insight from some of the sharpest minds in the conservative world today: reporter and author David Aikman, Weekly Standard publisher, Terry Eastland, and Salem talk radio hosts Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Albert Mohler. .03/27/2014 9:42:35AM EST.
January 7, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Lanhee Chen on the John Batchelor Show (32:33)

Guests: Larry Kudlow, The Kudlow Report, CNBC; & Cumulus Media radio.  Sudepp Reddy, WSJ. John Cochrane,
 Hoover, CATO & University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Lanhee J. Chen, Hoover.
December 26, 2013 | Canada Free Press

Spot on: John H. Cochrane on How America Should Have, and Still Could, Reform Health Care

Spot on: John H. Cochrane on how America should have, and still could, reform health care, competition, deregulation, portable
December 3, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Scott Atlas on the John Batchelor (19:46)

Guests:  Larry Kudlow, CNBC, & Cumulus radio. David Davenport, Stanford & Forbes.com. Scott W. Atlas, Yahoo!Finance. Rich Lowry, NRO, and author, Lincoln Unbound.
November 27, 2013 | Politico

State Successes Show Health Law Can Work

With all the waves of bad news about the Obamacare website and the canceled policies, it would be easy to conclude that nothing in this law will ever work — that it’s just too big and complicated and messy. But that’s not the complete picture of the Affordable Care Act rollout. There are a few bright spots — just enough to suggest...
November 25, 2013 | Lou Dobbs Tonight (Fox Business)

Scott Atlas on Lou Dobbs Tonight

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November 25, 2013 | Lou Dobbs Tonight (Fox Business)

Atlas on Lou Dobbs Tonight: “the public will have to drive the solution”

Scott W. Atlas, MD, is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at the Hoover In

Hoover senior fellow Scott AtlasSo discusses the lasting legacy of Obamacare on Fox Business’s Lou Dobbs Tonight. Topics include choosing doctors and medical centers, continuity of care, primary-care shortages, and the backlash against Obamacare.

November 22, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Peter Berkowitz on the John Batchelor Show (30:39)

Guests: Ben Protess, NYT. Ty Rogoway, AviationIntel. Mary Anastasia O'Grady, WSJ. Peter Berkowitz, Hoover.  
November 22, 2013

Chen at the Bloomberg Business Summit

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Hoover research fellow Lanhee Chen participated in the Bloomberg Business Summit on November 20 and 21, 2013.

November 19, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Ed Lazear on the John Batchelor Show (12:07)

Larry Kudlow, Kudlow Report. Edward Paul Lazear, Stanford, Hoover. Steve Forbes, Forbes. Heather R. Higgins,  NRO. 
November 19, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Obamacare's Death Spiral

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast
Richard Epstein describes what the newest failures of Obamacare mean for the program's future.
November 19, 2013 | Townhall

Davenport: Obamacare tried to do too much

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David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes, on Townhall.com, that Obamacare might violate religious rights. Given the already large number of lawsuits, one or more will inevitably go to the Supreme Court.

November 19, 2013 | townhall.com

David Davenport on Townhall's Daily Commentary: Obamacare Is in Trouble

The Townhall.com Daily Commentary brings concise yet penetrating insight from some of the sharpest minds in the conservative world today: reporter and author David Aikman, Weekly Standard publisher, Terry Eastland, and Salem talk radio hosts Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Albert Mohler. .03/27/2014 10:13:05AM EST.
November 18, 2013 | EconTalk

Deaton on health, wealth, and poverty

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast, Angus Deaton of Princeton University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his new book Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality. Topics include causes of improvements in health during the past century, prospects of future improvements, and health care in the developing world.

November 13, 2013 | Garrison (WIBC)

Hanson on Garrison Radio: “it can’t be repealed and it can’t be implemented ”

Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow

Hoover senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses problems with the Affordable Care Act on Garrison Radio. Topics include the health-care website, future issues for the government, Obama’s sagging popularity, and a comparison with other problematic events in Obama’s administration.

November 13, 2013 | Bloomberg Television

Lanhee Chen on Bloomberg Surveillance

Bloomberg View Columnist Lanhee Chen discusses republican alternatives to Obamacare. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
November 7, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show (19:36)

Dan Henninger, WSJ; Reza Kahlili, author; Henry Miller, Hoover; Anatoly Zak, RussianSpaceweb.com.
November 7, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Libertarian Podcast: The Collapse of Obamacare

Listen to The Collapse of Obamacare by Hoover Institution: Richard Epstein analyzes the factors causing Obamacare's catastrophic failings. | Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio.
November 6, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Collapse of Obamacare

Hoover launches “The Libertarian” podcast
Richard Epstein analyzes the factors causing Obamacare's catastrophic failings.
November 5, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Taylor on the John Batchelor Show: Extreme policies, not extreme people

John B. Taylor

Hoover senior fellow John B. Taylor discusses the 2013 election results and reactions to extremist policies on the John Batchelor Show. Topics include quantitative easing under the Fed; Obamacare and its surrounding rhetoric; and historical comparisons.

October 29, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Lanhee Chen on the John Batchelor Show (19:46)

October 25, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show (10:42)

October 24, 2013 | CBS Connecticut

Scott Atlas on Sound Off Connecticut Radio

October 23, 2013 | CBS Connecticut

Atlas on Sound Off Connecticut Radio: “this is a centralized, top-down, government-controlled issue”

Scott W. Atlas, MD, is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at the Hoover In

Hoover senior fellow Scott Atlas discusses, on Sound Off Connecticut Radio, recent scandals from the British National Health Service and how that service compares to that offered by the Affordable Care Act.

October 21, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Epstein on the John Batchelor Show: “This thing is heading into a downward spiral”

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Hoover senior fellow Richard A. Epstein discusses the rollout of the Affordable Care Act on the John Batchelor Show. Topics include the employer mandate, moral hazard and state exchanges, and high administrative costs.

October 20, 2013 | Bloomberg Television

Lanhee Chen on Political Capital with Al Hunt (15:44)

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus talks with Bloomberg's Al Hunt about the outlook for changes to the tax code and efforts to eliminate problems with the rollout of U.S. health-insurance exchanges. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, discusses the government shutdown's impact on the economy, budget negotiations and health-care exchange enrollments. Commentators Margaret Carlson, Clive Crook and Lanhee Chen discuss the implications of the government shutdown and budget negotiations. (Source: Bloomberg)
October 18, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show (1:43)

Guests: Richard A Epstein, Hoover Institution. Gregory Copley, author. Lorraine Woellert, Bloomberg.
October 15, 2013 | NBC Bay Area News

Lanhee Chen on Reality Check with Sam Brock (1:01)

October 14, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show (10:30)

Guests: Dan Henninger, WSJ. Henry I Miller, M.D., Hoover. Nicole Gelinas, Manhattan Institute. Brian Womack, Bloomberg. 
October 2, 2013 | NBC Bay Area News

Lanhee Chen on Reality Check with Sam Brock (:49)

The multi-year fight over President Obama’s health care law has perhaps reached its climax.
October 1, 2013 | America Now with Andy Dean

Scott Atlas on America Now with Andy Dean (19:12)

Day 1: ObamaCare Exchanges Government Shutdown. Content Grill: MSNBC reporter has trouble signing up for Obamacare. CNN goes to Spanish feed during shutdown. Alec Baldwin"s new TV show. Andy gives a rundown of government branches that are shutdown. Obama uses sick women as props and blames Republicans for denying them coverage. Guest: Dr. Scott Atlas, Stanford University Dr. Atlas discusses implementation of Obamacare, the reality of a delay in the individual mandate, the glitches in the system, looking at other examples like the UK health system, the end game of Obamacare.
October 2, 2013 | Ronn Owens Program (KGO-AM)

Berkowitz: shutting down the government is a “high-stakes gamble”

Peter Berkowitz

Hoover senior fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses, with Ron Owens of KGO Live, the government shutdown, including such topics as repealing the Affordable Care Act, the state of compromise and negotiation in Washington, the creation of the Affordable Care Act, and the budget.

October 1, 2013

Hoover research fellow Lanhee J. Chen nominated by Obama for Social Security Advisory Board

Lanhee Chen bio photo

On Monday, September 30, the White House announced that President Obama is nominating Hoover research fellow Lanhee J. Chen to be a member of the federal Social Security Advisory Board.

September 26, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show (10:12)

Guests: Reza Kahlili, author, A Time to Betray. Henry I Miller, M.D., Hoover & Forbes.com. Sam Grobart, Bloomberg Businessweek. Matthew Boyle, Bloomberg.  
September 19, 2013 | Recorded on September 13, 2013

Peter Thiel and Andy Kessler on the state of technology and innovation

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This week on Uncommon Knowledge, host Peter Robinson mediates a discussion between PayPal founder and Stanford Professor Peter Thiel and Velocity Capital Management founder and journalist Andy Kessler on the state of technology and innovation in the United States over the past four decades. Thiel argues that, outside of computers, there has been very little innovation in the past forty years, and the rate of technological change has significantly decreased when compared to the first half of the 20th century. In contrast, Kessler asserts that innovation comes in waves, and we are on the verge of another burst of technological breakthroughs. Industries covered include education, medicine and biotechnology, as well as robots and high tech.

July 10, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Scott Atlas on the John Batchelor Show (31:32)

July 11, 2013 | Fox and Friends (Fox News)

Mike McConnell on Fox & Friends

July 9, 2013 | CNBC

Mike McConnell on The Kudlow Report (1:34)

July 9, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Mike McConnell on the John Batchelor Show

July 9, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Mike McConnell on the John Batchelor Show (20:08)

June 1, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Hoover fellow Epstein discusses the Affordable Care Act on the John Batchelor Show

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Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of its Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, points out the problems associated with implementing the Affordable Care Act.

May 30, 2013

Senator Rand Paul visits the Hoover Institution

Rand Paul, US Senator from Kentucky, visits the Hoover Institution.

Senator Rand Paul, a US Senator from Kentucky, joined Hoover fellows for a Leadership Forum roundtable luncheon at the Hoover Institution on Thursday, May 30. The thoughtful exchange allowed the senator to discuss important policy issues, such as immigration reform, alternatives to the Affordable Care Act, the future of the Republican Party, the war on drugs, entitlement reform, and urban development. Hoover fellows included those with expertise in political science, taxation, economic policy, health care policy, and international affairs.

May 27, 2013 | EconTalk

Jim Manzi on the Oregon Medicaid study, experimental evidence, and causalit

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses the Oregon Medicaid study and the challenges of interpreting experimental results with Jim Manzi, founder and chair of Applied Predictive Technologies and author of Uncontrolled.

May 20, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Hoover fellow Epstein discusses the Libertarian Chronicles, the IRS, and Obamacare on the John Batchelor Show

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Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of its Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, weighs in on the IRS scandal and the unraveling of Obamacare.

May 14, 2013 | C-Span2 Book TV

Scott Atlas on Book TV

May 13, 2013 | EconTalk

Frakt on Medicaid and the Oregon Medicaid study

Russell D. Roberts

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Austin Frakt of Boston University and blogger at The Incidental Economist, Medicaid and the recent results of the Oregon Medicaid study, a randomized experiment that looked at individuals with and without access to Medicaid.

April 9, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Lanhee Chen on The John Batchelor Show (10:11)

April 5, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show (30:39)

April 1, 2013 | EconTalk

Eric Topol on the Creative Destruction of Medicine

March 27, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Scott Atlas on the John Batchelor Show (19:44)

March 27, 2013 | Recorded on February 24, 2013

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker

Scott Walker the Governor of Wisconsin

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker discusses a wide range of issues facing his state, the nation, and the future of the GOP. (32:53)
“What we've tried to do is take a step back and instead of getting engrossed in the nuances and acronyms here in our nation's capital is instead try to focus on what does this mean to real people? What does this mean to our state? What does this mean to us long term? My goal is to move people from government dependence . . . and find a way to transition them into the private sector.”

January 22, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Scott Atlas on the John Batchelor Show (19:51)

December 17, 2012 | John Batchelor Show

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show (20:16)

November 16, 2012 | John Batchelor Show

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show (29:28)

November 19, 2012 | EconTalk

John Cochrane on Health Care

November 14, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Free Speech for Big Pharma

August 29, 2012 | KPCC 89.3 (Southern California)

Frisby discusses health care’s role in the 2012 election

Tammy Frisby is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Tammy Frisby, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses whether the two parties are fairly or unfairly characterizing each other’s the health care proposals? What would happen to Obamacare if Romney is elected? How will these nuanced issues play out and affect the rest of the campaign?

August 27, 2012 | Recorded on September 27, 2011

Vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan presents some of his ideas for fixing government in his September 2011 interview on Uncommon Knowledge

Congressman Paul Ryan

In a wide-ranging 2011 interview, US member of Congress and Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan of Wisconsin discusses the need to repeal and replace President Obama’s health care law, his ideas for fixing Medicare and Medicaid, and new concepts to reduce the debt and fix the federal budget.

August 13, 2012

Vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan presents some of his ideas for fixing government during his 2011 visit to Hoover

Congressman Paul Ryan

US member of Congress and Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan, representing Wisconsin’s First Congressional District, visited the Hoover Institution in 2011, to highlight the need to repeal and replace President Obama’s health care law. “We know that the first step toward real, bipartisan advances in health policy must start with a full repeal of the president’s partisan law,” Ryan said during remarks to Hoover Institution supporters.

July 30, 2012 | EconTalk

Scott Atlas on American Health Care

July 16, 2012 | Tom Sullivan Show (Fox Business)

Meese: SCOTUS Ruling on ObamaCare a Serious Mistake

July 11, 2012 | townhall.com

Davenport: For states’ rights

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David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes, on Townhall.com, that seven out of nine judges agreed that Congress trampled on states’ rights by threatening to withhold Medicaid funding if states did not follow Washington’s Medicaid directives. This could be a historic turning point for states’ rights, which had been giving way to federal power for decades.

July 10, 2012 | John Batchelor Show

Hanson discusses the Obama administration on the John Batchelor Show

Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow

Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, weighs in on the president’s track record, focusing on the economy, taxes, and inequality. Hanson then addresses the Affordable Care Act.

July 6, 2012 | John Batchelor Show

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show (at 21:19)

July 6, 2012 | Townhall

The Roberts Conundrum

July 6, 2012 | townhall.com

Davenport: The Roberts conundrum

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David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes, on Townhall.com, that Roberts declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional under the commerce and spending clauses but strained to uphold the act under the taxing clauses. Did Roberts play politics to uphold Court’s reputation on the Constitution by straining to rewrite the law to save it?

June 29, 2012 | Spud Show (WWL)

Davenport discusses the Affordable Care Act on the Spud Show

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David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, asks, on WWL’s Spud Show, whether yesterday's decision concerning the Affordable Care Act leaves any room for encouragement?

April 9, 2012 | Townhall

Healthcare: The Constitutional Tipping Point

Here's hoping the court will pull back from the Constitutional brink, which is the role it should play...
April 10, 2012 | Fox News

Blahous's research shows that the Affordable Care Act is bad medicine for nation's debt on Fox News

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Charles Blahous, a Hoover research fellow who currently serves as one of the two public trustees for the Social Security and Medicare Programs, discusses his recent study, which reveals that the president's national health care law adds $340 billion to the deficit.

April 2, 2012 | Cavuto (Fox Business)

Edwin Meese on Whether Health-Care Law is Unconstitutional

Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese on the Supreme Court taking on the health-care law...
March 27, 2012 | Federalist Society

Fla. v. Dept. of Health and Human Services & Nat'l Fed. of Ind. Business v. Sebelius

To discuss the coercion issue, we have Richard Epstein, professor at New York University School of Law and professor emeritus at the University of Chicago Law School...
March 26, 2012 | Charlie Rose

The Supreme Court reviews health-care law

The Supreme Court reviewing of health-care law with Walter Dellinger of Duke University, Richard Epstein of University of Chicago Law School, Jeffrey Toobin of CNN and the New Yorker, and Stuart Taylor of the Brookings Institution...
March 26, 2012 | Fox Business

Quality of U.S. Health-Care System Better than Many are Led to Believe

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Dr. Scott Atlas on why the quality of, and access to, health care in the U.S. is better than many perceive it to be...
March 13, 2012 | Bloomberg

Can Congress Force Individuals to Buy Health Insurance?

In our second installment, New York University School of Law Professor Richard Epstein talks with Bloomberg Law’s Spencer Mazyck about the core of the cases — the constitutionality of the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act...
February 16, 2012 | America Now with Andy Dean

Scott Atlas on America Now

Guest – Dr. Scott Atlas – Healthcare Expert [Interview begins around 19:15]...
January 25, 2012 | Recorded on January 19, 2012

Obamacare and the Supreme Court with Richard Epstein and John Yoo

The law with Epstein and Yoo

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School, and John Yoo, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley law school, examine the merits of various constitutional arguments for the Supreme Court’s striking down Obamacare.

January 25, 2012 | Uncommon Knowledge

Obamacare & the Supreme Court with Richard Epstein & John Yoo: Chapter 3 of 5

Richard Epstein and John Yoo discuss the political implications of taking on Obamacare in the Supreme Court...
January 24, 2012 | Uncommon Knowledge

Obamacare & the Supreme Court with Richard Epstein & John Yoo: Chapter 2 of 5

Richard Epstein and John Yoo on whether the Federal Government can threaten to withhold Federal grants in an effort to coerce states into carrying out the provisions of Obamacare...
January 23, 2012 | Uncommon Knowledge

Obamacare & the Supreme Court with Richard Epstein & John Yoo: Chapter 1 of 5

Richard Epstein and John Yoo examine the merits of various constitutional arguments for the striking down of Obamacare by the Supreme Court...
January 3, 2012

Hoover Institution Press Releases Book Highlighting the True State of America’s Health Care System In Excellent Health by Scott W. Atlas, MD

In Excellent Health:  Setting the Record Straight on America's Health Care

Hoover Institution Press released a book that challenges popular criticisms regarding access to and quality of medical care in the United States, In Excellent Health: Setting the Record Straight on America’s Health Care, by Scott W. Atlas, MD. In this book, Atlas exposes the facts about the state of America’s health care. He explains why the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of March 2010 (also known as Obamacare) is “grossly flawed” and proposes a logical reform plan designed to maintain choice and access to high-quality health care while also facilitating competition among insurers and providers. Atlas emphasizes that the fundamental challenge to reforming our health care system is devising public policies that empower more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and to foster appropriate innovation that extends and improves life.

November 8, 2011

Seminar featuring Hoover senior fellow Scott Atlas

Scott W. Atlas, MD, is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at the Hoover In

Scott W. Atlas, MD, is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of radiology and chief of neuroradiology at the Stanford University Medical Center, and senior fellow by courtesy at the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford. He delivered a talk titled “Health Care Reform: Setting the Record Straight on America’s Health Care” on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at the University Auditorium in Palo Alto as part of the Martin and Illie Anderson Lecture series.

October 28, 2011 | John Batchelor Show

Blahous on John Batchelor

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Charles Blahous, a Hoover research fellow currently serving as one of the two public trustees for the Social Security and Medicare Programs, discusses the collapse of the CLASS Act and how this will affect Obamacare.

October 3, 2011 | Recorded on September 27, 2011

Paul Ryan—Fixing Government and Not Running For President

Congressman Paul Ryan

Congressman Paul Ryan discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, the importance of repealing Obamacare.

September 27, 2011

US Congressman Paul Ryan Visits Hoover, Highlights Urgent Need to Engage in National Health Care Debate

US member of Congress Paul Ryan, representing Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, visited the Hoover Institution on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, to highlight the need to repeal and replace President Obama’s health care law.  “We know that the first step toward real, bipartisan advances in health policy must start with a full repeal of the president’s partisan law,” Ryan said during remarks to Hoover Institution supporters. Ryan underscored the need to engage the nation in a serious debate on health care and put forward a principled reform agenda that confronts health care inflation. He emphasized the need to transition from “the open-ended, defined-benefit approach of the past, to market-oriented, defined-contribution reforms that promote choice and competition.”

March 25, 2011 | Willis Report (Fox Business)

Hubbard on the dangers of the federal deficit to our economy

R. Glenn Hubbard

R. Glenn Hubbard, a member of Hoover’s Working Group on Health Care Policy and the dean of Columbia University Business School, where he is also the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, discusses the economy, health care, and “too big to fail” on Fox Business News.

March 22, 2011

Hoover Institution Press Today Releases Book Highlighting a Market-Based Alternative to ObamaCare Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System (2nd ed.)

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

In this second edition of Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise, the authors offer market-based reform alternatives to ObamaCare—the health care reform proposed in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2010.

January 25, 2011 | townhall.com

Davenport: Health care needs fixing, not overhauling

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David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes that, with the House repeal of Obamacare and 27 states challenging its constitutionality in the courts, perhaps it’s time to say what we need instead. The answer, which several of us have suggested from the beginning, is targeted fixes, not a federal overhaul.
January 25, 2011 | Townhall

Health Care Needs Fixing, Not Overhauling

With the House repeal of Obamacare, and 27 states challenging its constitutionality in the courts, perhaps it’s time to say what we need instead. The answer, which several of us have suggested from the beginning, is targeted fixes, not federal overhaul...
January 18, 2011 | Recorded on January 18, 2011

Richard Epstein and John Yoo—Order in the Court

The law with Epstein and Yoo

Richard Epstein is a professor of law at the New York University law school, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago law school. His latest book is The Case Against the Employee Free Choice Act. John Yoo is a professor at the University of California at Berkeley law school. His most recent book is Crisis and Command.

January 18, 2011 | Uncommon Knowledge

The Law with Epstein & Yoo: Chapter 2 of 5

Richard Epstein and John Yoo explain why the “encroachment” argument beats the “general welfare” argument in the case against Obamacare...
January 17, 2011 | Uncommon Knowledge

The Law with Epstein & Yoo: Chapter 1 of 5

Is Obamacare unconstitutional? Scholars Richard Epstein and John Yoo respond...
January 11, 2011

Seminar featuring Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein

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Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is also the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University and the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. He delivered a talk titled “The Constitutional Assault on ObamaCare” on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at the University Auditorium at the Vi in Palo Alto as part of the Martin and Illie Anderson Lecture series.
January 7, 2011

Debate featuring Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein

Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, member of Hoover's Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University, and the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, will debate Pamela Karlan, a Stanford Law School professor, on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

January 5, 2011 | Uncommon Knowledge

Basic Economics Revisited with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 3 of 5

Does the U.S. really spend too much on health care? Thomas Sowell responds...
December 15, 2010 | Manhattan Institute

Epstein discusses Obamacare at the Manhattan Institute

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Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University and the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. Epstein and Paul Howard discuss the question of constitutionality in Obamacare’s individual mandate and the ruling by a Virginia district judge.
November 18, 2010

Hoover Institution Hosts November Retreat

Matthew Ridley, a zoologist and author of popular books on science
Image credit: Stanford Visual Arts

STANFORD—The Hoover Institution hosted a donor retreat on November 17 and 18 during which experts in their fields discussed timely political and economic matters. Topics covered by the speakers at the retreat included a postelection President Obama, federalism, the economy, Social Security, health care reform, and an analysis of the election results.

October 21, 2010 | National Center for Policy Analysis

Mini-Med Plans

On September 23, 2010, a wide array of provisions from the controversial new Obama health care law went into effect, creating new restrictions on existing health insurance plans and an even bigger set of restrictions on new health plans...
October 19, 2010 | Townhall

Healthcare Reform: Not So Fast

Despite its passage earlier this year, healthcare reform is far from over. Two of three federal judges who have looked at it say there are serious constitutional questions. Three more states have it on the ballot. Republicans say they will try to stop funding and enabling legislation, and talk of repeal is growing...
October 19, 2010 | townhall.com

Davenport: Healthcare reform

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David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes that, despite its passage earlier this year, health care reform is far from over. Two of three federal judges who have looked at it say there are serious constitutional questions. Three states have it on the ballot. Republicans say they will try to stop funding and enabling legislation, and talk of repeal is growing.
October 18, 2010 | Hoover Institution

Atlas’s talk on America's health care

Scott W. Atlas, MD, is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at the Hoover In
Hoover senior fellow Scott Atlas is a member of Hoover’s Working Group on Health Care Policy, a professor of radiology and chief of neuroradiology at the Stanford University Medical Center, and a senior fellow at the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies. He presented a talk titled “America's Health Care: Ignored Facts and Disregarded Options” at the Hoover retreat held October 17-19, 2010. (32:41)
October 14, 2010

Reforming America’s Health Care System

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In Reforming America’s Health Care System, health policy experts from the United States, Canada, and Western Europe discuss both what to expect from the recent health reform legislation and that alternatives should still be considered. They offer critical appraisals of numerous aspects of the new law, looking at the individual mandate to buy insurance, the threat to medical innovation, the reduction of choice to consumers, and the complexities of medical malpractice reform. In addition they examine lessons learned from state health reforms, the Canadian government’s control of access to care, and the Western European government’s oversight of comparative effectiveness.
September 27, 2010 | EconTalk

Greenberg on depression, addiction, and the brain

Russell D. Roberts
In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses with, Gary Greenberg, psychologist and author of The Noble Lie and Manufacturing Depression the nature of addiction, depression, and mental illness.
September 14, 2010

Seminar featuring Hoover research fellow Tammy Frisby

Tammy Frisby is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. She also teaches in Stanford University’s political science department and in the university's public policy program. She delivered a talk at a seminar titled “Obamacare after the November Elections” on Tuesday, September 14. The seminar, which took place at the University Auditorium of the Classic Residence by Hyatt, is part of the Martin and Illie Anderson Lecture series.
July 16, 2010 | KQED

California Nurses Square Off with Whitman

About a thousand nurses and supporters marched today to the Atherton home of Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman...
May 12, 2010

Mark Pauly discusses health insurance reform

Health Reform without Side Effects

Mark Pauly, a member of Hoover’s Working Group on Health Care Policy, met with members of the Congressional Health Care Caucus to discuss how the individual private health insurance market can work to provide quality, affordable, health care insurance for Americans. Pauly also discussed his book Health Reform without Side Effects: Making Markets Work for Individual Health Insurance and participated in a lively question-and-answer session on health reform with caucus members.

April 30, 2010 | Townhall

Is Healthcare Reform Constitutional?

At least 20 states have gone to court arguing that the healthcare reform bill is unconstitutional. Unfortunately, like the pitch that isn’t a ball or strike ’til the umpire calls it, no law is legally unconstitutional...

April 19, 2010 | EconTalk

Munger on Love, Money, Profits, and Non-profits

Mike Munger of Duke University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the world of profit, money, love, gifts, and incentives.

April 7, 2010 | California Healthline

Fight Over Premium Hikes Just Beginning

Insurers' premiums played a key, if ironic, role in the waning moments of the national health reform debate. Outrage over Anthem Blue Cross's proposed double-digit hike for individual policyholders was one of the factors that helped congressional Democrats gain momentum to pass reform.

April 8, 2010 | Moneyweb (South Africa)

Obamacare's hidden costs are rapidly surfacing

Gary Becker says it fails to address any of the real problems and merely “adds taxation and regulation.

April 6, 2010 | FierceHealthcare

Health insurers sue Massachusetts over ‘premium rate caps’

Health insurance companies in Massachusetts are fighting back after the state's insurance commissioner last week rejected 235 of 274 proposed rate hikes, effectively implementing a premium rate cap.

March 31, 2010 | American Enterprise Institute

Book Release - Health Reform without Side Effects: Making Markets Work for Individual Health Insurance

The health care debate over the last year has included criticism of the practices of health insurance companies, particularly those selling policies to individuals. Is this criticism valid? . . . .

March 28, 2010 | Daily Bell (Switzerland)

Tibor Machan on the Myth of Medical Care Rights, the Media Frenzy and the Possibility of Backlash

The editors of The Daily Bell are pleased to present an interview with well-known libertarian philosopher Tibor R. Machan. . . .

March 17, 2010 | Fox News

Unconstitutional Health Care Solution?

Law professor breaks down the legality of Dems pushing through reform without a vote. . . .

March 17, 2010

Unconstitutional health care solution?

Michael McConnell’ interview on Fox News

Michael McConnell, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, discusses the constitutionality of Democrats’ pushing through health care reform without a vote.

March 10, 2010

Ask the Expert: Scott Atlas

On Wednesday, March 10, Scott Atlas hosted a forum with Stanford University students to discuss health care policy and the current health care debate in Congress. (45:24)

March 3, 2010 | Business Wire

From Hoover Press: Health Reform without Side Effects: Making Markets Work for Individual Health Insurance, by Mark V. Pauly

Does the U.S. health care system need to be completely overhauled as the current administration proposes? . . .

February 24, 2010 | Stanford University

Health Care for One Billion: Experimenting with Incentive for the Supply of Health Care in Rural China

This project report has four parts. . . .

February 24, 2010

The Impact of Cogan, Hubbard, Kessler Reforms on Health Care Utilization and Federal Revenues by John Cogan, Glenn Hubbard, and Daniel Kessler

John F. Cogan and Daniel Kessler

This paper provides a brief summary of the impact on health care utilization and federal revenues of three policy changes: making all purchases of health services tax deductible, reforming insurance regulation, and reforming medical malpractice liability laws. All numbers below are on an annual basis using 2008 values.

January 28, 2010 | townhall.com

People Are Watching

One political myth is that people don’t really pay attention to politics until election time. . . .

January 20, 2010 | Business Wire

New Hoover Study Suggests the Importance of Health Reform in Upcoming Midterm Elections

How could a little-known Republican possibly have won a competitive U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts, the bluest of blue states? . . .

November 30, 2009 | ABC 7 News (CA)

Hoover scholar predicts U.N. climate conference failure

President Obama and other world leaders will soon gather in Copenhagen to consider yet another global treaty on climate change. . . .

November 23, 2009 | Uncommon Knowledge

Soft Despotism with Paul Rahe: Chapter 1 of 5

Paul Rahe defends his position that President Obama’s health-care proposals “presuppose the administrative state’s assuming a power over our lives that is nothing less than tyrannical.” . . .

November 12, 2009 | CNBC

Economy's Road Ahead

Discussing the main challenges facing the U.S. economy, with John Shoven, Stanford University economics professor and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. . . .

October 30, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily

Thomas Sowell Interview: Politics vs. Economics in the Health Care Debate

IBD Associate Editor Terry Jones interviews Dr. Thomas Sowell...

October 26, 2009 | Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (DC)

Salon Luncheon with Former Secretary of State George Shultz

From foreign challenges like the war in Afghanistan and nuclear proliferation in Iran to domestic challenges like the economy and healthcare, the United States is facing a particularly tumultuous moment in its history...

October 27, 2009 | townhall.com

The Real Healthcare Problem Is Cost

President Obama has declared that the problem with healthcare is access...

October 16, 2009 | Uncommon Knowledge

Health-Care Reform with Brady & Kessler: Chapter 5 of 5

David Brady and Daniel Kessler discuss the enigma that is our chief executive...

October 15, 2009 | Uncommon Knowledge

Health-Care Reform with Brady & Kessler: Chapter 4 of 5

David Brady and Daniel Kessler outline their own proposals for health reform...

October 14, 2009 | Uncommon Knowledge

Health-Care Reform with Brady & Kessler: Chapter 3 of 5

David Brady and Daniel Kessler contrast the politics and policies of health-care reform...

October 13, 2009 | Uncommon Knowledge

Health-Care Reform with Brady & Kessler: Chapter 2 of 5

President Clinton couldn’t push through sweeping health-care reform, so why does President Obama think he can?...

October 12, 2009 | townhall.com

Davenport: Explaining the Real Health Care Debate

One reason the health care debate is so heated is because it so clearly reveals the president's political philosophy...

October 12, 2009 | Uncommon Knowledge

Health-Care Reform with Brady & Kessler: Chapter 1 of 5

Stanford professors David Brady and Daniel Kessler compare the politics of Clintoncare in 1993 to the politics of Obamacare today...

October 7, 2009 | News Hour

What the U.S. Can Learn From Health Care Abroad (Transcript)

JIM LEHRER: And now, Gwen Ifill looks at how the U.S. health care system compares to the Netherlands and those of other countries...

October 7, 2009 | News Hour

What the U.S. Can Learn From Health Care Abroad

Gwen Ifill speaks with health experts about wha the United States can learn from health care systems throughout the world...

October 6, 2009 | ABC 7 News (CA)

Clinton talks health care while in the Bay Area

The last president who tried to get some sort of health care reform passed is in the Bay Area...

September 17, 2009 | ForaTv

Richard Epstein: Breaking Down Healthcare Reform

Richard Epstein, professor of law at The University of Chicago, discusses the current proposal for healthcare reform...

September 17, 2009

Legal issues concerning health care reform

Richard A. Epstein

Richard A. Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the pro, cons, and legal issues of health care reform in a lecture at Columbia Law School.

September 17, 2009

Stanford doctor critiques Democrats’ health reform proposals

Scott W. Atlas, MD, is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at the Hoover In

Scott Atlas, MD, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses ideas to improve our health care system without positioning government as the dominant insurer.

September 8, 2009

Seminar featuring Hoover senior fellow and deputy director David Brady

David Brady

David Brady, the deputy director and Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, gave a presentation titled “Why Health Care Is So Hard to Reform” on September 8 at the Hyatt in Palo Alto.

August 24, 2009 | Fox Business

Red Ink Watch: How Bad Is the Deficit?

Hoover Institutions John Taylor on why the deficit poses a systemic risk...

August 24, 2009 | EconTalk

Brady on Health Care Reform, Public Opinion, and Party Politics

David Brady of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about American public opinion on changing the health care system...

August 24, 2009

Brady on health care reform, public opinion, and party politics

David Brady

David Brady, the deputy director and the Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses American public opinion on changing the health care system with Hoover research fellow Russell Roberts.

August 11, 2009 | Tara Servatius Show (WBT NC)

Tara Servatius Show: Scott Atlas

Scott Atlas, senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, lists 10 facts of comparison to remember as nationalization advocates claim massive health disasters as fact...

August 11, 2009

Scott Atlas is interviewed about health care on the Tara Servatius Show

Scott W. Atlas, MD, is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at the Hoover In

Hoover senior fellow Scott Atlas gives ten facts showing why America’s health-care system is in better condition than you might suppose.

February 1, 2005 | Recorded on February 1, 2005

A HEALTHY DEBATE: Health Care Reform

The United States leads the developed world in spending on health care, at nearly 15 percent of our GDP. But based on measures such as life expectancy at birth, Americans receive a lower level of care than do the citizens of many countries that spend less. What's wrong with health care in America? And how should we fix it? Peter Robinson speaks with John F. Cogan and Alain Enthoven.

June 14, 2002 | Recorded on June 14, 2002

PROGNOSIS NEGATIVE: Health Care System in Crisis

Ten years ago, soaring health care costs prompted the Clinton administration to propose sweeping reforms to the health care system, including a substantial new role for the federal government. But the plan drafted under the guidance of First Lady Hillary Clinton was defeated in Congress. A decade later, the problems with our health care system seem to have only gotten worse. In the recent economic downturn, millions lost their insurance along with their jobs, adding to the estimated 40 to 45 million Americans who have no medical insurance at all. Meanwhile the costs incurred by government and businesses to keep the rest of us covered are skyrocketing. Has the HMO model of health care that became predominant in the 1990s failed us? If so, what should replace it?

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November 25, 2005

Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System

Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

This book explains how several much-decried problems in the U.S. health system—glaring gaps in the quality and efficiency of care, high rates of uninsurance, and out-of-control costs—can be resolved by empowering patients.

February 1, 2005 | Recorded on February 1, 2005

A HEALTHY DEBATE: Health Care Reform

The United States leads the developed world in spending on health care, at nearly 15 percent of our GDP. But based on measures such as life expectancy at birth, Americans receive a lower level of care than do the citizens of many countries that spend less. What's wrong with health care in America? And how should we fix it? Peter Robinson speaks with John F. Cogan and Alain Enthoven.

July 30, 2001

How to Cure Health Care

The United States spends a mind-boggling percentage of its GDP on a health care system that virtually everyone agrees is a disaster. Is there any way out of this mess? There is—and Hoover fellow Milton Friedman has found it.

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