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'Medicare For All' Is A Trap For Businesses And Employees

quoting Charles Blahousvia Forbes
Monday, June 24, 2019

Some business leaders are hopping aboard the Medicare for All bandwagon. The Business Alliance for a Healthy California, for example, now has 300 businesses calling for universal healthcare.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Politics Heading Into 2020: Live From Aspen!

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Kaiser Health News (KHN)
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses health care and the price of prescription drugs.

Interviews

Crossing Lines With Lanhee Chen: The Deputy Is In!

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Crossing Lines with Lanhee Chen
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks with Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, Eric Hargan, about the Trump Administration’s health care policy initiatives and the coming debate over Medicare for All.

Analysis and Commentary

Eric Topol On Deep Medicine

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 24, 2019

Cardiologist and author Eric Topol talks about his book Deep Medicine with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Topol argues that doctors spend too little face-to-face time with patients, and the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning is a chance to emphasize the human side of medicine and to expand the power of human connection in healing. Topol surveys the current landscape of the application of technology to health care showing where its promise has been overstated and where it is having the most impact. The conversation includes a discussion of the placebo effect and the importance of the human touch in medicine.

In the News

Primer: Medicare For All Compared To A Public Option

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Sunday, June 23, 2019

2020 Democrat presidential candidates continue to spar over whether to back the single-payer Medicare for All or a government public health option.

In the News

Notable Lessons On Social Security

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Oklahoman
Friday, June 21, 2019

As a former public trustee for Social Security and Medicare, Charles Blahous writes frequently about those programs and their long-term viability — or lack thereof. A recent article at the website economics.21 merits attention. In it Blahous, senior research strategist at the Mercatus Center and a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, offers his top four lessons from the latest annual report issued this spring by the Social Security trustees.

Analysis and Commentary

What Do Shifting Trends In Medical Care Have To Do With Violence Against Doctors?

by Chirantan Chatterjeevia The Telegraph
Friday, June 21, 2019

The doctors’ strike — it has now been resolved — and the subsequent collapse of West Bengal’s healthcare infrastructure should remind us that contempt for doctors is nothing new.

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Ways & Means Hearing Highlights The Battle Over Medicare For All

quoting Charles Blahousvia Citizens Against Government Waste
Thursday, June 20, 2019
On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing with the intent to give Republicans and Democrats the chance to discuss other proposals to expand universal health care.
In the News

Redefining Who Is In Poverty Could Bump Thousands From Medi-Cal

quoting Charles Blahousvia Capital Public Radio
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

California’s push to give everyone access to affordable health insurance could be disrupted by a federal plan to change the standards for poverty, according to analysts.

In the News

Exclusive-Kevin Mccarthy: Bernie Sanders’ ‘Gilded’ Medicare For All Leads To ‘Higher Taxes,’ ‘Worse Care’

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sen. Sanders claimed on CNN Thursday that “a lot of people in the country would be delighted to pay more in taxes” to get Medicare for All.

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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.