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National Health-care Expenditures

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, February 20, 2007

United States health-care expenditures comprise 16 percent of GDP...

In the News

Comment on Genetic Testing

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, February 19, 2007

Genetic testing offers great hope for future progress in treating diseases since individuals can in many instances reduce the consequences of genetic defects if they find out about them sufficiently early...

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It will take an injection of capitalism to free ourselves

with Milton Friedmanvia Dallas Morning News
Sunday, February 11, 2007

If the era of modern medicine began with a bang – the introduction of penicillin in 1941 – the era of modern American health insurance began with a whimper...

Analysis and Commentary

Taking Their Best Shot

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, February 1, 2007

I spent much of my first year of graduate school, in 1969, doing research at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, located on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in California...

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Reforming the American Health Care System-BECKER

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, January 29, 2007

Health care reform in the United States is receiving lots of attention recently from politicians and the media, and major changes in federal as well as state health law are likely...

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One Simple Step With Big Implications

with Milton Friedmanvia Human Events Online
Wednesday, January 24, 2007

President Bush’s health insurance tax reform is the simplest and yet most radical proposal to emerge in decades...

Analysis and Commentary

Micro health plans for macro benefit

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Democritus touted the goal of good health in the fifth century B.C., when he said that "without health, nothing is of any use, not money nor anything else" ("On Diet:)...

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Arnold's Health-Care Surprise

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Perhaps Milton Friedman's idea is a better approach to health-care issues for the poorer of California and, indeed, for all of America...

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Bush Speech to Showcase Domestic Issues

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Associated Press
Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Delivering his first State of the Union address to a Democratic-controlled Congress, President Bush hopes to balance a rebuke of his Iraq policy already promised by lawmakers with a high-profile invitation to cooperate on vexing domestic problems...

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Schwarzenegger’s Health-Care Shakedown

with Milton Friedmanvia National Review Online
Monday, January 22, 2007

Last week, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed to guarantee health insurance to all Californians — including many illegal immigrants...

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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.