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The Price Of BernieCare

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Chuck Schumer declared this week that health care is the issue that will define the November elections, and the Senate Minority Leader may be right for the wrong reason. Democrats could end up paying a big political price for signing up en masse for Bernie Sanders’s government-run health-care agenda.


How Much Would Medicare For All Cut Doctor And Hospital Reimbursements?

by Charles Blahousvia Economics 21
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

On July 31, I published a study with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University estimating the added costs to the federal government of establishing a national single-payer healthcare system. That study presented a lower-bound estimate of $32.6 trillion in added federal costs over the first 10 years of full implementation, with the caveats that this estimate reflected several extremely favorable assumptions, and that actual costs were likely to be substantially higher. 

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AP Fact Check: Trump's Dark Portrait Of Dem Health Plans

quoting Charles Blahousvia Star Tribune (MN)
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

President Donald Trump took a big step into the debate over the future of America's health care system with an op-ed column in USA Today on Wednesday that presented a bleak vision of what would happen under plans backed by many Democrats to institute government insurance for everyone.

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You Like Numbers? Researchers At Two Institutions That Ranked Ohio'S Fiscal Health Provide Plenty Of Them

quoting Bill Whalenvia Crain's Cleveland Business
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is no longer a favorite of conservatives, but he gets a pretty good grade from the libertarian Cato Institute in its 2018 fiscal policy report card on the nation's governors.

Analysis and Commentary

When Bigger Is Better

by Lanhee J. Chenvia The Washington Times
Monday, October 8, 2018

The Trump administration has made important strides toward promoting the so-called “value agenda” in health care — efforts to bring down costs by promoting systems of payment and reimbursement that reward not the volume of care, but instead the value and quality of care delivered to the patient.

Analysis and Commentary

A Cure For Our Health Care Ills: The Supply Side

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, October 1, 2018

We often hear that governments in the United States should regulate health care more because free markets have made it more expensive than in other countries. It’s true that medical care in the United States is usually more expensive than in other countries, even after accounting for differences in wealth. But the cause is not the free market.

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Will We Ever Have a Peaceful Resolution to the Health Reform Wars? with Lanhee Chen

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fellow Talks
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Can Congress find a solution for US health care?

Analysis and Commentary

Daily Life In The Land Of The Free

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, September 27, 2018

About a week ago, I did my 12-hour fasting so that I could go to Quest Diagnostics for a blood test. I needed the results for my regular doctor appointment early this week. I got to the place at about 7:05, 5 minutes after it opened. Ahead of me were two other patients who had lined up appointments. The guy just before me went in to the little room for his blood test and said he didn’t care whether the nurse closed the door. So it remained open and I heard the whole conversation.

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The Problem With Single-Payer? Eventually, You Run Out Of Other People’s Money

mentioning Charles Blahousvia Whittier Daily News
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Democrats have made a complete government takeover of the healthcare system the linchpin of their pitch to voters in this fall’s elections.

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Medicare For All: The Discussion Heats Up

mentioning Charles Blahousvia BenefitsPRO
Monday, September 24, 2018

The discussion and debate regarding Medicare for All (M4A) as a solution for the United States health care delivery system has re-emerged and is likely to become more intense in the coming months.


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.