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Area 45: Scott Atlas Discusses How To Replace Obamacare

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Area 45
Friday, July 19, 2019

Health care ideas the Senate should embrace.  

In the News

Viewpoints: Pros And Cons Of Joe Biden’s Ideas About Public Option; Lawsuit Against ACA Is Faulty, Extremely Harmful

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Kaiser Health News (KHN)
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others.

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The summer 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. 

In the News

How Big Data Can Help You Choose Better Health Insurance

quoting M. Kate Bundorfvia Fast Company
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

People have a hard time making choices when it comes to health insurance, so researchers are developing tools to help patients make the best decisions. There are plenty of easy consumer choices. Paper clips: easy. Dish sponges: easy. Those products sit at one end of the spectrum. At the other end, impossibly distant, is health insurance.

 

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Public Option Kills Private Insurance

by Scott W. Atlasvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

At the center of Joe Biden’s health-care proposal is the “public option”—a government insurance policy that would compete with private plans. Mr. Biden has obviously seen the polling. By 57% to 37%, Americans reject the idea, put forth by some of Mr. Biden’s Democratic rivals, of abolishing private insurance in favor of “Medicare for All.”

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Debt and Taxes

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Despite rising budget deficits, few in Washington propose fiscal prudence. Instead, there are unconscionable proposals for vast new spending programs.

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The Good Intentions And Unfortunate Consequences Of Government Programs

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Milton Friedman explains that in case after case, government programs adopted for good purposes have had the opposite effects. Federal programs on housing, schooling, health care, and job training have created as many problems as they have solved. There are almost no exceptions of governmental programs that have achieved their initial stated goals.

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The Politics of Pessimism

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The so-called Green New Deal tells a tale of doom and gloom—not of the vibrant, growing America we actually live in.

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Drug Pricing Made Easy

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 15, 2019

Regulating prices won’t help consumers—but easing entry restrictions will.

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California’s Governor Pushes For Single-Payer Health Care

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

California governor Gavin Newsom, who campaigned on bringing single-payer health care to California, has taken the next step by proposing to replace the state’s existing health-care advisory commission with a new commission that is narrowly focused on single-payer health care.

Newsom stated that “a single-payer financing system is the best way to achieve universal coverage.… My goal is to get everybody in and to stabilize costs.

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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.