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Republicans Were Never Going To Repeal Obamacare

quoting John H. Cochrane via Conservative Review
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Repealing the whole of Obamacare in the American Health Care Act was never an option, according to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. Virtually every Republican has run on a full repeal of Obamacare since 2010 — not the half-assed repeal that is the American Health Care Act. And yet …


Health Care, Immigration And The Future Of Conservatism With Lanhee Chen

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia BlindSpot
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about health care reform, immigration, and the future of conservatism.

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Surprise: California's Single-Payer Healthcare Plan Would Cost $400 Billion...Per Year

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Townhall
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

And now, a glimpse into our possible future, courtesy of deep blue California. And when I say "deep blue," I mean so blue that the Republican Party didn't even qualify a statewide candidate for the general election ballot in the 2016 US Senate race.

Analysis and Commentary

An Opportunity For The Senate

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Friday, May 19, 2017

The effort to repeal and replace Obamacare has now moved to the United States Senate, where our elected representatives have the important responsibility of improving upon the American Health Care Act—the reform legislation that passed the House a few weeks ago.


Wild Health Care Proposal

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, May 18, 2017

I found a lovely post on health care full of wild ideas at You may not agree with all the proposals -- wild even by my standards. But it is full of interesting detail on what's wrong with the microeconomics of health care delivery, as opposed to the usual focus on health insurance, and who pays, ignoring the vast dysfunction of the underlying market.

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No Exit On Health Care

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, May 15, 2017

There is no easy way to undo the Obamacare rules on community rating and preexisting conditions.


Lanhee Chen: How Can The Senate Improve The Healthcare Bill?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Friday, May 12, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the state of the AHCA, and the ways in which the Senate might improve upon it over the course of its legislative process.

Analysis and Commentary

Supply-Side Medical Reforms

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Whatever one thinks of the recent health care bill passed by the House of Representatives, one of my biggest disappointments is the lack of discussion of supply-side initiatives among even health economists who know many of the facts.

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Yale Undergraduate Emma Poole Examines Herbert Hoover's Food Relief In Russia

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Yale undergraduate Emma Poole describes her research in Hoover's American Relief Association records.

Analysis and Commentary

A Healthy Reform?

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Holman Jenkins and Cliff Asness have worthy commentaries on the health insurance reform effort. Jenkins has quite a few fresh thoughts. He also gets the incurable optimist award for viewing the bill as the "inklings of a salvation" for America’s health-care system. It's possible. Whether it is likely depends on your views of the political process.


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.