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Republicans' Next War: Pre-Existing Conditions

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Axios
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Republicans are continuing the repeal fight on two fronts: The conservative group's proposal, a block grant that builds on last year's proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, will be released in the next couple of weeks, according to Lanhee Chen.

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1 Big Thing: The Next Health Care Wars

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Axios
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Forget the Affordable Care Act. The future of our health care system will be shaped by a much bigger and broader fight — one that will likely culminate with a 2020 choice between private markets and an authentic government-run program in the form of a Bernie Sanders-style Medicare for All.

In the News

Health Care Choices

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Galen Institute hosts "Health Care Choices: A Plan to Lower Costs, Provide Better Choices in Health Care and Return Power to Consumers" on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST.

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Spotlight Health 2018: Viewpoints With Lanhee Chen (18:46)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Aspen Public Radio
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about his work on republican health policies and what a global lense can teach us about the future of health care systems.

Expanding and Incentivizing Health Savings Accounts: A Critical Reform For Broadly Available, High Quality Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia United States Congress Joint Economic Committee
Friday, June 8, 2018

On Thursday, June 7, Scott Atlas testified before the Joint Economic Committee at a hearing titled "The Potential for Health Care Savings Accounts to Engage Patients and Bend the Health Care Cost Curve."

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Scott Atlas: The Potential For Health Care Savings Accounts To Engage Patients And Bend The Health Care Cost Curve

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia United States Congress Joint Economic Committee
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas testifies before the Joint Economic Committee concerning "The Potential for Health Care Savings Accounts to Engage Patients and Bend the Health Care Cost Curve."

In the News

Now It's Harder To Fix Social Security Finances Without The Hurting Poor, Former Trustee Says

quoting Charles Blahousvia Washington Examiner
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Past delays in addressing Social Security's looming trust fund exhaustion will now make it harder than ever to fix the problem without harming vulnerable people, a former trustee for the program said Wednesday.

Analysis and Commentary

ACA Dropouts

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Monday, June 4, 2018

Half of the people who sign up for Obamacare (ACA) get a flurry of medical care, then drop out before a year is over. They can always sign up again if they need to. People who stay on insurance tend to be those who have ongoing chronic and expensive conditions that need continual care. The implications for the viability of such insurance are not good.

Analysis and Commentary

The ‘Right To Try’ Bill Wasn’t Worth Passing

by Henry I. Millervia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 4, 2018

[Subscription Required] I am surprised by your editorial “A Right to Try Arrives” (May 23), which praises just-passed legislation that would permit terminally ill patients to seek drugs not yet approved by the FDA directly from the manufacturer. This alters the status quo hardly at all. As NYU School of Medicine bioethicist Arthur Caplan said, right to try is “nothing more than a right to beg a company, that right already exists, and you’re really not doing much to help anybody gain access to much of anything.”

Analysis and Commentary

A Cure For Our Health Care Ills

by Charles L. Hooper, David R. Hendersonvia Econlib
Monday, June 4, 2018

"Nobody knew health care could be so complicated," was Donald Trump's now famous pronouncement on the issue. The Congressional Republicans were struggling too. Not only did they fail to reach a legislative solution, but, even worse, they were confused about where to even search for a solution. All told, health care begins to look insoluble. But is it really that complicated? Actually, no.

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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.