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Analysis and Commentary

Tom Friedman On Thank You for Being Late

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Last Friday, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman gave a talk at the Naval Postgraduate School, where I teach, and I had a front-row seat. Here are some impressions and responses to his talk.


Lanhee Chen: At The Table With Bloomberg Politics (6:29)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Vimeo
Friday, June 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the economy, health care, debt, and the presidential election.

Analysis and Commentary

Please Don’t Take Away My Autistic Son’s Treatment

by Paul E. Petersonvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 23, 2016

The FDA might ban the harmless skin shocks that keep him from self-injury, though they have worked.

In the News

Speaker Ryan's Alternative To Obamacare: Roadmap For Republicans?

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Christian Science Monitor
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Paul Ryan and his Republican colleagues unveiled a healthcare agenda to replace Obamacare, but the presumed Republican presidential candidate remained quiet about whether he supports it.

In the News

Republicans To Unveil Obamacare Alternative After Six-Year Wait

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Washington Times
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

House Republicans will unveil a health plan Wednesday that has been six years in the making, calling for an end to the heavy mandates and government-run exchanges of Obamacare in favor of incentives designed to entice customers into private-market plans.

Analysis and Commentary

Synergy And Serendipity, Rather Than Planning, Often Spur Medical Breakthroughs

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Government-funded research runs the gamut from investigations of the most basic physical and biological processes to applied research on more immediate needs. 

In the News

California Dreaming...Of Free ObamaCare

quoting Bruce Thorntonvia One News Now
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Golden State's idea to extend ObamaCare to illegal immigrants continues to raise eyebrows.

In the News

Fighting Over Zika Funding Continues In Congress

quoting Henry I. Millervia Marketplace
Friday, June 3, 2016

"Congress is deliberating or dithering, depending on how you look at it," said Henry Miller, a fellow with the Hoover Institution. "The money will come because it's politically expedient to provide it."

Analysis and Commentary

Cash For Health Care

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Fed up with declining payments and rising red tape, a small but growing number of doctors is opting out of the insurance system completely. They're expecting patients to pony up with cash. Some doctors who have gone that route love it, saying they can spend more time with and provide higher-quality care to their patients. Health advocates are skeptical, worrying that only the wealthy will benefit from this system.


Macra: The Quiet Health-Care Takeover

by James C. Capretta, Lanhee J. Chenvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A 962-page rule puts the federal government between doctors and patients.


Health Care Policy Working Group

The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.