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HHS Spending And The Quest For More Money

mentioning Hoover Institution, Eurekavia Fox and Hounds Daily (CA)
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Hoover Institutions’ EUREKA newsletter this month examines California’s Revenue Conundrum.

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GOP Candidates Must Offer Obamacare Alternative

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Despite the Supreme Court’s recent decision in King v. Burwell and President Obama’s pronouncement that the debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is over, health care reform will be a major topic of discussion in the 2016 presidential campaign.

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ECH Board Elects Chen As New Director

featuring Lanhee J. Chenvia Los Altos Town Crier (CA)
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors last month elected a new member – Lanhee J. Chen, J.D., Ph.D., a Stanford University lecturer and political consultant. Chen’s three-year term began July 1.

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Blahous, Fichtner On Medicare And Social Security Trustees Report

by Charles Blahous, Jason J. Fichtnervia Mercatus Center
Monday, July 27, 2015

The Medicare and Social Security annual report, released yesterday, shows that the insolvency date for the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) trust fund remains unchanged at 2016. While the fundamental outlook remains materially unchanged for both the Social Security Old Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) trust fund and the combined (OASDI) trust funds, another year has been lost to inaction.

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The UN’s Relentless March Of Unreason

by Henry I. Millervia Daily Caller (DC)
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Since the 16th century, the guiding principle of the science of toxicology has been that “the dose makes the poison.” In other words, toxicology tells us what quantity (dose) of a substance will cause harm.

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Relief For Cities’ Budget-Busting Health-Care Costs

by Joshua D. Rauh, Robert C. Pozenvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, July 26, 2015

New government accounting rules enable local officials to get unfunded obligations to retirees under control.

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What Does Uber Medicine Look Like?

mentioning John H. Cochrane via Forbes
Friday, July 24, 2015

Uber is completely revolutionizing the market for urban transportation. Could a similar revolution occur in other fields, including the market for medical care?

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Disability Benefits For 11 Million People At Risk As Congress In Stalemate

quoting Charles Blahousvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Nearly 11 million Americans who receive federal disability benefits risk seeing their checks reduced unless Congress acts by next year to replenish the system's trust fund, the Social Security trustees reported Wednesday.

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Medicare And Social Security Worse Than They Look: Trustees

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Fiscal Times
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Medicare and Social Security trust fund trustees reported on the long-term solvency of the country’s two largest entitlement programs on Wednesday, and as usual, provided projected insolvency dates for the various funds under their supervision. Then, they asked everyone to try not to pay very much attention to those insolvency dates.


Charles Blahous On The John Batchelor Show (9:33)

interview with Charles Blahousvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, July 10, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Blahous gives his insight on the Affordable Care Act and the impact on the economy.


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.