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Doctors Bypassing Open-heart Operations Post Stent Price Curbs

quoting Chirantan Chatterjeevia The Times of India
Friday, January 17, 2020

In February 2017, the government of India took a major step in capping retail price of coronary stents at just over Rs 30,000 slashing costs by 85%.

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Setting The Record Straight On America's Health Care With Scott Atlas

by Scott W. Atlasvia PolicyEd
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Health care is an important to everyone, but it is often misunderstood. The health care system in the United States is the best in the world when it comes to quality and access to medical care. Cost remains an issue, however, and effective reform would lower prices without impairing access, quality, or innovation.

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Home at Last

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Adult foster care is a fresh idea that could stem the tide of homelessness.
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Warren’s Senior Moment

by John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The candidate would lavish money on Social Security recipients, even on the millions of seniors who don’t need it, by imposing a new and unfair tax. Her plan is just an election-year soaking.

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Too Large, Yet in Charge

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Government can’t keep up with the free market’s dynamism, innovation, and power to improve lives. Someone should tell the presidential candidates.

Analysis and Commentary

Indian Health Service For All?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 25, 2019

I read a recent WSJ article on the U.S. Indian Health Service a few months ago. The basic idea is that the IHS is doing a bad job.

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Report: Medicaid Expansion Has Produced 'Disastrous Results'

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Center Square
Thursday, December 26, 2019

A new report by the nonpartisan think tank The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) says that Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act is like "Medicare for All Lite," which has created nothing but “disastrous results.”

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Policy Briefs

via PolicyEd
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

This series animates succinct policy explanations from various talks, podcasts, and presentations given by policy experts. These videos explain first principles and real world examples in a way that are easy to understand and share with your friends.

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Warren’s Economic Illusions

quoting Russell Robertsvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, December 12, 2019

[Subscription required] Elizabeth Warren has been justly criticized for the magical math in her Medicare for All proposal. That health plan would cost perhaps $34 trillion, according to outside estimates. But Ms. Warren says the true figure is only—alakazam!—$20.5 trillion.

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Californians Need Health Insurance By Jan. 1 Or Risk Paying A New Penalty

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Capital Public Radio
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Californians must carry health insurance in 2020, or face a state-imposed penalty starting at $695 in 2021.


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.