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Perspectives On Policy: Lowering The Cost Of Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Broad access to quality health care starts with making it less expensive through increased competition and eliminating harmful regulations.


Hoover’s Uncommon Knowledge Featured Nov. 29 On New Fox Nation

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution’s Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson will appear on the new Fox Nation streaming service on Nov. 29 with an exclusive interview of economist and Hoover senior fellow Thomas Sowell.

In the News

'Medicare-for-All' Is No Health Care Cure-All

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

This week, congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted out a letter from Spectrum Health to one Hedda Elizabeth Martin. The letter described the clinic's rejection of a heart transplant for Martin based on lack of a "more secure financial plan for immunosuppressive medication coverage." The clinic added, "The Committee is recommending a fundraising effort of $10,000." Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, "Insurance groups are recommending GoFundMe as official policy — where customers can die if they can't raise the goal in time — but sure, single payer healthcare is unreasonable.


Imagine What We Could Cure

by J.J. Plecs, John H. Cochrane via The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, November 25, 2018

[Subscription Required] The discovery that cigarettes cause cancer greatly improved human health. But that discovery didn’t happen in a lab or spring from clinical trials. It came from careful analysis of mounds of data.


Lanhee Chen On Health Reform: From The Midterms To 2020

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Health Affairs
Friday, November 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the role health care played in the 2018 midterm elections and what that means for the 2020 presidential election.


Lanhee Chen: Amazon Looking To Make A Splash In Health Care?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox Business
Friday, November 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses Amazon's investment in Nashville and the potential challenges filling manufacturing jobs in America.

In the News

Red Or Blue, Both Political Parties Have Work To Do On Their 2020 Healthcare Platforms

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Fierce Healthcare
Friday, November 16, 2018

The 2018 midterms may have left behind more questions than answers. Not only does partisanship remain high, there are deep rifts within the two major parties themselves—particularly when it comes to healthcare. At an event sponsored by Health Affairs on Friday, two policy experts from opposite sides of the political spectrum shared the stage to discuss how their parties could approach healthcare in 2020.

In the News

Our Views: The 'Guarantees' Of Single-Payer

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia The Winchester Star
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
So you say you want a healthy dose of European-style single-payer — i.e., “Medicare for all” here in the states — health care, with all its alleged guarantees? Well, the only thing resembling a guarantee is that the dose will not be “healthy” in the truest sense.
Analysis and Commentary

GOP Failed To Fight Dem's Health-Care Scare Tactics In Midterms

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Hill
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Exit polls showed that health care was the top factor in motivating voters in the 2018 election. Democrat candidates successfully stoked fears that the Republicans would end coverage of pre-existing conditions.

In the News

The Terrible Human Costs Of "Free" Health Care

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Independent Women's Forum
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ironically, it was the failures of the Affordable Care Act (higher premiums and deductibles and more restrictive plans) that made health care the big (only?) issue for Democrats in the midterms. Now, the Democrats, who brought us the Affordable Care Act without a single Republican vote, are ready move forward again with a "solution" to the problems created by the Affordable Care Act: single-payer health care.


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.