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Private Payers Subsidize Public Programs

with Daniel P. Kesslervia National Center for Policy Analysis
Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Government underpayments to hospitals in the Medicare and Medi-Cal programs are a substantial factor in driving up private health care costs, while the impact on private payers of uncompensated care for the uninsured was minimal, according to a new study by the California Foundation for Commerce and Education (CFCE)...

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Look to Milton

with Milton Friedmanvia National Review Online
Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A decade ago, Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman admonished the Wall Street Journal for its idée fixe on open-border immigration policy...

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Bill Gates's Charitable Visas

with Robert J. Barrovia National Center for Policy Analysis
Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Bill Gates's plan to use his foundation to reduce world poverty is a noble goal; but it will likely just supplement the much larger -- and at best, checkered -- programs of aid and debt relief that have been carried out for many years by international organizations and governments, says Robert Barro, economics professor at Harvard University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University....

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Escaping the Tyranny of the Market in Baltimore

with Milton Friedmanvia Huffington Post
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

While relaxing on the beach in Maryland over the weekend I perused an article in the Baltimore Sun reporting that poor African Americans in inner-city Baltimore can't find fresh fruit and vegetables at markets near their homes...

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Rudy Giuliani Announces Economic Policy Board

with Annelise Anderson, Martin Anderson, Michael J. Boskinvia Campaigns and Elections
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee announced today his Economic Policy Board...

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Cost Shifting in California Hospitals: What Is the Effect on Private Payers?

by Daniel P. Kesslervia California Foundation for Commerce and Education
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

The extent to which health care providers cost shift -- increase the price or markup charged to one group of patients in response to a decrease in another group's price or markup -- has been the subject of extensive and long-standing policy debates...