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Lanhee Chen On Competition In The Health Insurance Market

by Lanhee J. Chenvia PolicyEd
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Competition among insurers has gone down and premiums have gone up as a result of Obamacare.

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Area 45: Michael Boskin Discusses The Left’s Agenda

interview with Michael J. Boskinvia Area 45
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Are Democratic hopefuls offering sound ideas (Green New Deal, Universal Basic Income, Medicare-For-All) or economic illiteracy?

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Boot Camp Prepares Students For Policy-Making Roles

Monday, August 26, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A look at the 2019 Summer Policy Boot Camp.

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In the News

Why Milton Friedman Rightly Opposed Drug Policy

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Town Hall
Monday, August 19, 2019

"The issue is patents," Nobel-prize winning economist Milton Friedman explained when asked in 2004 why he opposed drug reimportation, the practice of bringing back prescription drugs originally manufactured in the U.S. and exported to other countries to sale. 

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Trump's Push To Make Health Care Prices More Transparent Is Long Overdue

by Scott W. Atlasvia CNN Business
Monday, August 19, 2019

The Trump administration is trying to institute a dose of free market reform that promises to disrupt American health care. In a flurry of pro-consumer moves, improving price transparency has been at the center of the administration's plan to reduce the cost of health care through competition.

Policy InsightsFeatured

Single-Payer Health Care

by Scott W. Atlas, Richard A. Epstein, Lee Ohanian, Lanhee J. Chen, Tom Churchvia PolicyEd
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Single-payer health care is when the government acts as the only payer of health care costs in the economy. Rather than individuals purchasing insurance for payment of medical expenses through their employer or on the open market, the federal government typically covers all such costs.

In the News

Preexisting Conditions: The Size Of The Pool

quoting John H. Cochranevia RiverBender.com
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

John Cochrane of the Hoover Institute, formerly of the University of Chicago, calls preexisting conditions the “CENTRAL DEFECT OF AMERICAN HEALTH INSURANCE”.

Analysis and Commentary

Reinhardt's Misleading Data On Drug Price Differences

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, August 12, 2019

Timothy Taylor, the Conversable Economist, posted today on some highlights from the late Uwe Reinhardt’s last book, Priced Out: The Economic and Ethical Costs of American Health Care. He, following the lead of the Milken Institute Review in its excerpt of the book, shows charts comparing the cost of various health care goods and services in the United States to the cost in other countries.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, August 11, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article The Economic Trap Of “Medicare For All.”

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, August 11, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article The Economic Trap Of “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.