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Analysis and Commentary

Trump's New Prescription Drug Plan Is Incomplete -- Here Are Two Ways To Make It Better

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Fox News
Monday, May 14, 2018

On Friday President Trump in the White House Rose Garden briefly outlined the four key aspirational strategies of his "blueprint to lower drug prices": "improved competition, better negotiation, incentives for lower list prices, and lowering out-of-pocket costs."


Drug Middle Men Hurt the Most Under Trump Plan, Lanhee Chen Says

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Friday, May 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses Trump's proposed drug plan and who might be hurt by the new plan.


Giving Patients Control Over Their Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia
Monday, November 14, 2016
Over time, health insurance has expanded to cover routine and predictable care, shifting away from the true purpose of insurance. This has driven health care costs through the roof. One way to lower costs while also improving the quality of health care is to expand the use of health accounts coupled with high-deductible insurance plans.

What’s Wrong With Health Insurance In America?

by Scott W. Atlasvia
Monday, October 17, 2016
Reforming health insurance in this country begins with redefining our understanding of what insurance is and what it supposed to cover. Insurance isn’t for routine or predictable expenses. Over time, we have come to expect all of our health care to be provided through insurance, and covering more has helped make health insurance cost more.
In the News

Conservative Routes To Universal Coverage

mentioning Lanhee J. Chenvia The National Review
Thursday, May 3, 2018

For a while now, some conservative health-care wonks have been touting the concept of “automatic enrollment.” The idea is that when someone fails to sign up for health insurance, the government could simply arrange (minimal) coverage for them behind the scenes, using the same subsidy money the person would have gotten if they’d signed up. It’s a less coercive alternative to the individual mandate that, depending on how it was set up and whether it was part of a bigger change to the health-insurance system, could ensure universal coverage.

Analysis and Commentary

The Neglected Supply Side In Health Care

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, May 3, 2018

I have an economist friend who nags me (appropriately) for not sufficiently discussing supply-side solutions to the high cost of medical care in the United States. Here's one step in righting the balance.

Analysis and Commentary

Making Health Insurance Enrollment As Automatic As Possible (Part 2)

by Stan Dorn, James C. Capretta, Lanhee J. Chenvia Health Affairs
Thursday, May 3, 2018

In December 2017, the Republican Congress, working with the Trump administration, repealed the tax penalties enforcing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate, effective in 2019. Although the degree of the mandate’s efficacy is uncertain, its repeal is sure to lead to additional Americans going without coverage, exacerbating the instability that now affects the individual insurance markets of many states.

In the News

Where Is The Outrage Over Alfie Evans’ Mistreatment?

quoting Thomas Sowellvia 71Republic
Saturday, April 28, 2018

One story getting little attention from the mainstream media is the story of Alfie Evans, a terminally ill toddler prevented from leaving Britain for medical treatment. Alfie has spent more than a year in a semi-vegetative state, suffering from a neurodegenerative disease. Over this span, he was kept alive in the critical care unit of Alder Hey Hospital by artificial ventilation.


Keeping Health Insurance Affordable

by John F. Coganvia PolicyEd
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Preventing insurers from pricing premiums based on risk unintentionally increases costs for everyone else in the marketplace. When healthy people refuse to purchase health insurance due to higher costs, it causes insurers to raise prices even further, further disrupting those who are left in the market.

In the News

Health Policy Consensus Group Calls For Short-Term Health Plan Reform

mentioning Lanhee J. Chenvia Mackinac Center for Public Policy (MI)
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Organizations across the country urge Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to make short-term plans renewable


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.