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Biking With Bernie: The Illusory Savings Of 'Medicare For All'

quoting Charles Blahousvia Washington Examiner
Friday, August 10, 2018
Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ "Medicare for all" bill imagine that my colleague Charles Blahous’ recent study “accidentally proved” that the "Medicare for all" Act would lower healthcare spending by $2 trillion over 10 years (2022-2031).
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Medicare For All Would Be A Fiscal Nightmare

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Hill
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

As the 2018 midterm elections approach, growing numbers of progressive candidates have endorsed a single-payer health insurance program that will supposedly cover all Americans and deliver better medical care than our current health care system. However, new research suggests that these promises could cost voters trillions more than they expected.

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Democrats Seize On Cherry-Picked Claim That ‘Medicare-For-All’ Would Save $2 Trillion

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

As our colleague David Weigel reported, Democrats have latched onto the catchy idea of “Medicare-for-all” (also known as M4A) as a way of expressing their support for universal health care.

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Americans Are 'Winning' On Health Care As Trump Administration Chips Away At ObamaCare

by Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Monday, August 6, 2018

Americans keep winning on health care reform. The public may only hear about a bungling Congress that could not repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – aka ObamaCare – even though it has been imploding on its own.

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This Week In Political Economy

quoting John H. Cochrane via ProMarket
Saturday, August 4, 2018

On a Koch-related note, the Koch-funded Mercatus Center at George Mason University made headlines this week after a new study by the Center found that the Democrats’ proposed “Medicare for All” program could lead to major savings in health care expenditures. John Cochrane of the Hoover Institution, once a staunch opponent of single-payer health care, also now believes that single payer “might not be so bad—it might not be as bad as the current Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, VA, etc. mess.”

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Obamacare: Not Dead Yet

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Politico
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Yes, the Trump administration has expanded alternative coverage options for small businesses, halted payments to insurers for low-income customers, slashed Obamacare outreach and now boosted short-term plans.

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‘Medicare For All’ Scholar: Bernie Sanders Misunderstood Study, Socialized Medicine Might Cost $38 Trillion

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Thursday, August 2, 2018

“Medicare for All” study scholar Charles Blahous rebuked Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for misinterpreting his study in an op-ed on Wednesday, charging that charging that Medicare for All might cost $38 trillion, not save $2 trillion.

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Even Doubling Taxes Wouldn’t Pay For ‘Medicare For All’

by Charles Blahousvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
The idea of “Medicare for All” has energized progressives ahead of November’s midterm elections.
Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Trump's Steady March To Remake The ACA

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Politico's Pulse Check
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses issues related to the Affordable Care Act and whether the Trump administration is moving in the right direction concerning health care reform.
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Wednesday Short Cuts

with Charles Blahousvia Patriot Post
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Insight: “The minute you read something that you can’t understand, you can almost be sure it was drawn up by a lawyer.” —Will Rogers (1879-1935) For the record: “This week, Charles Blahous of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University released a study taking a look at the cost of [Bernie] Sanders’ preferred [Medicare for All] program. The total: $32.6 trillion over 10 years.

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