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Sometimes Drug Prices Are Too Low

by David R. Henderson, Charles L. Hoopervia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 1, 2019

When Americans talk about drug prices, the conversation is dominated by the eye-popping sticker prices of certain new drugs. We’re all aware of how sky-high prices can make it hard for some patients to afford the drugs they need. Yet few appreciate how patients also lose access to treatments when prices are too low.

In the News

Daily On Healthcare, Presented By SBEC: Is North Carolina Next To Expand Medicaid?

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The Washington Examiner
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Is North Carolina the next to expand Medicaid? The Republican state lawmaker looking to lower the number of uninsured in North Carolina isn’t uttering the phrase “Medicaid expansion” as he pushes his plan to do just that through the GOP-dominated General Assembly.

In the News

Ilhan Omar Claims The U.S. ‘Can Afford Medicare For All’

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Far-left “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) dismissed concerns of the overall cost of implementing a government-run healthcare system in the United States, stating “we can afford Medicare for All.”

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The Libertarian: The Many Plans Of Elizabeth Warren

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, October 18, 2019

A critical examination of the policy proposals driving the Massachusetts senator’s presidential campaign.

In the News

How Long Can Sen. Warren Dodge Questions About Medicare For All?

quoting Charles Blahousvia Forbes
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren won't answer a simple question about the healthcare plan she endorses, Medicare for All. Will it raise taxes on middle-class families?

Analysis and Commentary

The Latest Nobel Prize In Economics

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will award the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences to Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Michael Kremer of Harvard “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” The award reveals a deepening fault line among economists about how best to fight poverty.

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 10, 2019

The fall issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

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Scrub This Fantasy

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

“Medicare for all” is a prescription for fresh inefficiencies and stratospheric costs. We couldn’t afford it—and we shouldn’t even want it.

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“Free” Health Care Isn’t

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

How single-payer systems fail their patients.

In the News

Don’t Let Bernie’s Craziness Distract From Warren’s Radical Tax Plans

quoting John F. Coganvia Wall Street Window
Thursday, October 3, 2019

Social Security is projected to consume an ever-larger share of America’s national income, mostly thanks to an aging population. Indeed, demographic change is why the program is bankrupt, with an inflation-adjusted cash-flow deficit of more than $42 trillion.


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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.