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“Free Everything” And The First Law Of Politics

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Foundation of Economic Education
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Entrepreneurs do a much better job than politicians at alleviating scarcity through efficient, value-creating production.

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Scott Atlas On Why Competition, Not Laws, Will Make Health Care Prices Visible

by Scott W. Atlasvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

More patient control over health care spending will lead to more price visibility and lower costs. But contrary to popular belief, legislation isn’t necessary to make prices more visible in the health care system. The most compelling reason for doctors and hospitals to post their prices would be because they are competing for patients’ money.


Deconstructing Kamala Harris’s “Medicare For All” Plan

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

California senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris just released her “Medicare for All” plan. Some claim her plan, which retains private insurance, is better than Bernie Sanders’s plan, which eliminates private insurance. But the economics of Harris’s plan shows that private insurance has no significant role in “Medicare for All,” even if it is advertised that way.

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The Economic Trap Of “Medicare For All”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, August 5, 2019

The $40 trillion program will reduce consumer health care options and compromise care.

Analysis and Commentary

Casey Mulligan On Trump Versus Reagan

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, August 2, 2019

University of Chicago economics professor Casey Mulligan, fresh off his one-year stint as chief economist with President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers, has an interesting comparison of Trump vs. Reagan on economic deregulation.

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Policy Brief: Estimating The Income Tax Hikes Required To Pay For Bernie Sanders' Medicare-For-All Plan

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Heartland Institute
Friday, August 2, 2019

Although the total costs of Medicare for All have been analyzed in detail in multiple studies, few have considered how these costs would affect U.S. taxpayers in specific income brackets.

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Gary Peters Backs Medicare For All, Eliminating Private Health Insurance

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Thursday, August 1, 2019

A Better Future Michigan ad highlighted how Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) backed Medicare for All, which will eliminate all Michiganders and Americans’ health insurance.


Is The Democrat's Idea Of Single Payer Healthcare Filled With Fraud?

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The Lars Larson Show
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses many of the problems with single-payer health care.

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Multispecialty Practices Cut Costs Among Medicare Patients With Chronic Conditions

quoting M. Kate Bundorfvia Stanford Health Policy
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Many primary-care physicians continue to join multispecialty group practices, such as the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Stanford Health Care, instead of working in their own solo practices or in practices with only other primary care doctors.

Policy BriefsFeatured

Scott Atlas Discusses How Health Savings Accounts Push Health Care Prices Down

by Scott W. Atlasvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Health Saving Accounts (HSAs) are an effective and proven method of reducing healthcare prices for everyone, not just those with HSAs. When patients are motivated to compare prices, prices for everyone decline significantly. While HSAs are effective in making health care more affordable, they should be expanded and allowed with any healthcare plan.


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.