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A Libertarian Think Tank (Still) Did Not Find That Medicare For All Saves Money

quoting Charles Blahousvia National Review
Thursday, August 8, 2019
The right-wing Mercatus Center found in 2018 that the Sanders plan reduces overall health spending by $2 trillion in the first 10 years. The nonpartisan Rand Corporation has constructed a similar single-payer plan, with pay-fors, for New York State that would result in health-care savings for all families making less than 1,000 percent of the poverty line ($276,100 for a family of four).
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The Libertarian: The Case Against Medicare For All

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 8, 2019

How government-run healthcare will weaken the economy and ruin the quality of medicine.

In the News

Baltimore: The Great Society Implodes

cited Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Psychology Today
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Failed policies have left inner-city children trapped in a cycle of poverty.

In the News

“Free Everything” And The First Law Of Politics

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Foundation of Economic Education
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Entrepreneurs do a much better job than politicians at alleviating scarcity through efficient, value-creating production.

Policy BriefsFeatured

Scott Atlas On Why Competition, Not Laws, Will Make Health Care Prices Visible

by Scott W. Atlasvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

More patient control over health care spending will lead to more price visibility and lower costs. But contrary to popular belief, legislation isn’t necessary to make prices more visible in the health care system. The most compelling reason for doctors and hospitals to post their prices would be because they are competing for patients’ money.


Deconstructing Kamala Harris’s “Medicare For All” Plan

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

California senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris just released her “Medicare for All” plan. Some claim her plan, which retains private insurance, is better than Bernie Sanders’s plan, which eliminates private insurance. But the economics of Harris’s plan shows that private insurance has no significant role in “Medicare for All,” even if it is advertised that way.

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The Economic Trap Of “Medicare For All”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, August 5, 2019

The $40 trillion program will reduce consumer health care options and compromise care.

Analysis and Commentary

Casey Mulligan On Trump Versus Reagan

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, August 2, 2019

University of Chicago economics professor Casey Mulligan, fresh off his one-year stint as chief economist with President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers, has an interesting comparison of Trump vs. Reagan on economic deregulation.

In the News

Policy Brief: Estimating The Income Tax Hikes Required To Pay For Bernie Sanders' Medicare-For-All Plan

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Heartland Institute
Friday, August 2, 2019

Although the total costs of Medicare for All have been analyzed in detail in multiple studies, few have considered how these costs would affect U.S. taxpayers in specific income brackets.

In the News

Gary Peters Backs Medicare For All, Eliminating Private Health Insurance

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Thursday, August 1, 2019

A Better Future Michigan ad highlighted how Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) backed Medicare for All, which will eliminate all Michiganders and Americans’ health insurance.


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.