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Analysis and Commentary

No More Entitlements

by Scott W. Atlasvia Forbes
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Americans have the right to control their own medical care without government interference...

Analysis and Commentary

A Better Way to Reform Health Care

by John F. Cogan, Daniel P. Kesslervia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Today, President Obama will host members of Congress from both political parties at the White House to discuss health reform. . . .

In the News

Health Care for One Billion: Experimenting with Incentive for the Supply of Health Care in Rural China

by Scott W. Atlasvia Stanford University
Wednesday, February 24, 2010

This project report has four parts. . . .

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Books

Health Reform without Side Effects: Making Markets Work for Individual Health Insurance

by Mark V. Paulyvia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, February 12, 2010

Private health insurance in the United States protects most of the population against the risk of high medical care spending, but the extent of that protection has been declining for at least a decade. The reason for the decline appears to be no mystery: overall health insurance premiums for given coverage have been rising rapidly while consumer incomes have been near stagnant; consumers with little more to spend are increasingly reluctant to spend it on something with a rapidly growing price. But this simple story of prices growing relative to incomes is not quite right, and one piece of evidence arguing for a more nuanced approach is the well-known, widely varying susceptibility to this problem across the population.

By John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, and Daniel P. Kessler.

Trouble, Doubled

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kesslervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Comprehensive, low-deductible, low-copayment insurance isn’t the solution—it’s the problem. By John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, and Daniel P. Kessler.

The Bill for This Baby

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kesslervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Enthusiasm for universal coverage plummets when people find out how much they’d have to pay. By David W. Brady and Daniel P. Kessler.

Analysis and Commentary

Commonsense Health-Care Reforms

by Scott W. Atlasvia National Review
Monday, December 14, 2009

Trumpeting the straw-man argument that “doing nothing is simply unacceptable,” U.S. lawmakers continue to advocate a frighteningly sweeping government takeover of American health care. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

By Reason of Insanity

by Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Thursday, December 10, 2009

We now hear that there is new momentum to the Democrat plans for health care system reform. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Research gains at risk

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Sunday, November 15, 2009

As the world accelerates technology solutions for everything from education to commerce to environmental health to economic growth, our president is focused on government centralization and traveling back in time to "reform" American health care. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Public Opinion and Health Reform

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kesslervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 6, 2009

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama said that an "unprecedented consensus has come together behind" health-care reform...

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The Working Group on Health Care Policy aims to devise 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.

Key principles to guide the group's policy formation include focusing on the central role of individual choice and competitive markets in financing and delivering health services, individual responsibility for health behaviors and decisions, and appropriate guidelines for government intervention in health care markets.