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Medicare and the Free Market

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

“Balance billing” is one solution to the persistent shortages experienced by beneficiaries of the government healthcare program. 

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Emily Oster on Infant Mortality

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 24, 2014

Emily Oster of the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about why U.S. infant mortality is twice that in Finland and high relative to the rest of the world, given high income levels in the United States. The conversation explores the roles of measurement and definition along with culture to understand the causes of infant mortality in the United States and how it might be improved.


Lanhee Chen on the Bloomberg Advantage (13:54)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Research Fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the Affordable Care Act on the Bloomberg Advantage.

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Charles Blahous on the John Batchelor Show (19:02)

interview with Charles Blahousvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Research Fellow Charles Blahous discusses the Affordable Care Act on the John Batchelor Show.

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If You Like Choice In Health Care, Look To Republicans

by Scott W. Atlasvia CNN
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

America is facing the greatest health care challenges in its history.

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Liberal Arrogance At The Core Of Obamacare

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Friday, November 14, 2014

Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber has gotten in trouble for remarks that applaud -- in the words of Washington Post reporters Robert Costa and Jose DelReal -- “the deliberatively deceptive way” the health-care law was written to get it passed in Congress.

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Congress and ObamaCare: What To Expect Next

by Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Friday, November 14, 2014

The resounding rejection of President Obama and his administration’s policies seems like the obvious interpretation of the midterm election. And polling indicates that ObamaCare ranked near the top of the issues serving as the object of that widespread repudiation.

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Obamacare Architect Exposes Progressive Totalitarianism

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Professor Jonathan Gruber of MIT, who designed the Affordable Care Act, used to be the symbol of the Democrats’ technocratic bona fides, and an example of how big government with its “scientific” experts can solve social and economic problems from health care to a warming planet.

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Obama's Health-Care Legacy Will Survive Even If The Supreme Court Guts Obamacare

by Tod Lindbergvia New Republic
Thursday, November 13, 2014

The first time the Supreme Court took a case on Obamacare, most supporters of the law responded with derision. Who could take seriously the argument that the “individual mandate” was unconstitutional?

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Ebola Quarantines Must Be Applied With Caution

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

With phrases like “better safe than sorry” and “look before you leap,” it’s clear that concerns about risk are reflected in our vernacular.  In the ongoing discussions about the precautions needed to prevent more U.S. cases of Ebola, you often hear the term, “in an abundance of caution…” usually invoked to justify a high level of government intrusion, such as quarantine.


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.