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Watch–Bill Cassidy On Democrat Strategy: ‘Medicare For All Is Medicare For None’

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Sen. Cassidy remains one of the foremost experts on health care in the U.S. Senate, as both a doctor and a lawmaker who led the charge last year to try to pass the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare block-grant repeal approach.
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Three Considerations, With Less Than Three Weeks Until Election Day

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, October 18, 2018

We’re now within three weeks of Election Day. Here are three plot lines to ponder as we head closer to the first referendum on the Trump Era.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: The Battle Over Health Care Leading Up To The Midterms

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo
Monday, October 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses health care reform and how it might influence the midterm elections.

Analysis and Commentary

What's Wrong With Government-Run Healthcare?

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Prager U
Monday, October 15, 2018

If you get sick or suffer a serious injury, you not only want medical care, you want quality medical care. What’s the best way to get it? Through a government-run program like Medicare for All or through our current free market system? Stanford policy expert Lanhee Chen has the answer in this video from Prager University. Get informed. After all, this is your health we’re talking about.

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The Price Of BernieCare

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Chuck Schumer declared this week that health care is the issue that will define the November elections, and the Senate Minority Leader may be right for the wrong reason. Democrats could end up paying a big political price for signing up en masse for Bernie Sanders’s government-run health-care agenda.

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How Much Would Medicare For All Cut Doctor And Hospital Reimbursements?

by Charles Blahousvia Economics 21
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

On July 31, I published a study with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University estimating the added costs to the federal government of establishing a national single-payer healthcare system. That study presented a lower-bound estimate of $32.6 trillion in added federal costs over the first 10 years of full implementation, with the caveats that this estimate reflected several extremely favorable assumptions, and that actual costs were likely to be substantially higher. 

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AP Fact Check: Trump's Dark Portrait Of Dem Health Plans

quoting Charles Blahousvia Star Tribune (MN)
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

President Donald Trump took a big step into the debate over the future of America's health care system with an op-ed column in USA Today on Wednesday that presented a bleak vision of what would happen under plans backed by many Democrats to institute government insurance for everyone.

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You Like Numbers? Researchers At Two Institutions That Ranked Ohio'S Fiscal Health Provide Plenty Of Them

quoting Bill Whalenvia Crain's Cleveland Business
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is no longer a favorite of conservatives, but he gets a pretty good grade from the libertarian Cato Institute in its 2018 fiscal policy report card on the nation's governors.

Analysis and Commentary

When Bigger Is Better

by Lanhee J. Chenvia The Washington Times
Monday, October 8, 2018

The Trump administration has made important strides toward promoting the so-called “value agenda” in health care — efforts to bring down costs by promoting systems of payment and reimbursement that reward not the volume of care, but instead the value and quality of care delivered to the patient.

Analysis and Commentary

A Cure For Our Health Care Ills: The Supply Side

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, October 1, 2018

We often hear that governments in the United States should regulate health care more because free markets have made it more expensive than in other countries. It’s true that medical care in the United States is usually more expensive than in other countries, even after accounting for differences in wealth. But the cause is not the free market.

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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.