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Analysis and Commentary

The CMS Is Right And The WSJ Is Wrong

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, May 16, 2022

Last month, in an editorial titled “Sandbagging a Alzheimer’s Treatment,” the Wall Street Journal editors criticized the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for refusing to pay for Biogen’s new Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm.

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Charles Blahous: Medicare For All: Protecting Health, Saving Lives, Saving Money

with Charles Blahousvia U.S. Senate Budget Committee
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Blahous testifies before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee on “Medicare for All: Protecting Health, Saving Lives, Saving Money.”

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Thursday, May 5, 2022

The spring issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

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India’s Official COVID-19 Death Toll Is Still An Undercount

by Dinsha Mistreevia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

As the World Health Organization seeks to revise global figures, politics in New Delhi stand in the way.

Co-author: Sumit Ganguly

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Medicare At 60 Would Have Harmful Unintended Consequences

by Tom Church, Daniel Heilvia Stat News
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

In an era of rising inflation and trillion-dollar deficits, there appears to be growing bipartisan support for fiscal restraint.

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The Distributional Effects Of Medicare At 60

by Tom Church, Daniel Heilvia Partnership for America’s Health Care Future
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

This paper explores the distributional effects of lowering Medicare’s eligibility age to 60. Our estimates suggest that it would add $42.6 billion to the federal deficit in 2023 and increase 10-year deficits by as much as $452 billion.

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GoodFellows: More Cowbell: BYOT (Bring Your Own Topic)

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

A “potluck” edition of GoodFellows this time around, with Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane “bringing their own” topics for group discussion. These include an examination of an anticipated tank battle in Ukraine’s Donbas that’s yet to materialize, China’s disastrous “zero COVID” policy, what a post-Ukraine economic and military order might resemble, plus Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter and Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s takedown of Disney and university faculty in the Sunshine State.

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Fixing The Federal Budget Requires Changing How Entitlement Programs Spend

by Charles Blahousvia The North State Journal
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Though American politicians rarely acknowledge it, federal finances are relentlessly deteriorating almost entirely because of automatic growth in entitlement programs.

Analysis and Commentary

How Panic Spread: Covid In The Early Days

by Scott W. Atlasvia Brownstone Institute
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

It was February 2020, and news accounts had been describing increasingly alarming information about a deadly new virus emanating from Wuhan, China.

Analysis and Commentary

Covid-19 Excess Mortality: India's Data 'Imagocracy'

by Chirantan Chatterjeevia Deccan Herald
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

What happens when a country has managed to practically destroy its public statistical infrastructure? Precisely what is happening in India these days, with it now trying to stall the World Health Organization (WHO) from publishing its global excess mortality statistics for Covid-19.

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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.