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To Fix Health Care, Look To State Governors

by Lanhee J. Chenvia CNN
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The recent collapse of Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare can be blamed on disagreements about policy more than anything else. For seven years, Republicans at all levels of government were able to articulate the simple message that President Barack Obama's signature health care law had to go, and a set of better, market-based policies needed to replace it.

In the News

Uncertainty Lingers In California Despite Failed GOP Health Repeal

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia SF Gate
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

State officials, health insurers and consumer advocates are breathing a tentative, temporary sigh of relief after the GOP campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed Tuesday due to lack of Republican support.


Obamacare Enshrined

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Over seven years ago, Democrats in Congress joined President Obama to create a massive expansion of Washington’s role in our health care system. And in the time since then, we’ve witnessed the many ways in which Obamacare has hurt the American health system.


Lanhee Chen On Bloomberg's What'd You Miss? (7:50)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the best case scenario for fixing health care and how the Republicans can reform taxes as well as other items on their agenda.

The Supreme Court

Law Talk With Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Monday, July 17, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses collusion, the travel ban, activist judges, gun laws in California, and the Supreme Court ruling on the Slants.

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The Single-Payer Siren

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 17, 2017

The Republicans are flubbing a golden health-care opportunity.


Lanhee Chen: Divided Senate GOP Unveil New Health Bill (4:24)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia MSNBC
Friday, July 14, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the new version of a bill to overhaul healthcare, the problems with the bill, and whether and/or how to pass the health care bill.

Healthcare Costs

Lanhee Chen Discusses The Health Care Bill On The Hugh Hewitt Show

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Hugh Hewitt Show
Friday, July 14, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the failure to move forward on the debate on the health care bill.


Win Or Lose, The Affordable Care Act Has Federalized Health Care Forever

by David Davenportvia Forbes
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Writing about President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” of the 1960s, which triggered an avalanche of new federal programs, political scientist James Q. Wilson rightly said that one thing LBJ accomplished was lowering the “legitimacy barrier” to federal action.

Analysis and Commentary

Ray Of Hope Update

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, July 13, 2017

The July 13 Wall Street Journal editorial updates yesterday's ray of hope. One remaining debate is over Ted Cruz’s “freedom option.” The Texas Senator’s amendment says that any insurer that offers at least one ObamaCare-compliant plan could also sell other types of coverage off the exchanges. 


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.