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Analysis and Commentary

Confirm Azar As New Secretary For Health And Human Services

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Thursday, December 7, 2017

President Trump has nominated Alex Azar to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. It’s an important job, as the future of Obamacare hangs in the balance and Republicans continue to express their desire to repeal and replace the law.

Analysis and Commentary

Vladimir Kogan Replies On Sabotage

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Vladimir Kogan, one of the co-authors of the study I recently criticized on Republicans "sabotaging" the implantation of Obamacare, wrote me on November 27. I replied to him on November 29 and he replied to my reply the same day. Given that the issues he raised are of more-general interest, I asked his consent to my posting our whole discussion on EconLog.

Analysis and Commentary

Solve US Drug Shortages With Imported Medicine That Measures Up To FDA Standards

by John Cohrssen, Henry I. Millervia The Hill
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Occasionally we encounter a simple tweak in public policy that would be a win-win -— if it weren’t for politicians, bureaucrats and stakeholders zealously guarding their self-interest. An example is a reform that would both help combat shortages of critical drugs and put downward pressure on prices: reciprocity of drug approvals between FDA and certain foreign counterparts.

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The Path To Affordable Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Incentivize consumers to seek value, increase the supply of care, and stimulate competition among providers.

Analysis and Commentary

Did Republicans Sabotage Obamacare Implementation?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, November 27, 2017

We show that personal experiences with the Affordable Care Act informed voting behavior and that these effects could have altered the election outcome in pivotal states, suggesting that Republican efforts to undermine the law's implementation paid tangible political dividends.


Scott W. Atlas Examines The US Health Care System

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia EBL News
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the problems with the Affordable Care Act.


Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp

via Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Hoover Institutions Summer Policy Boot Camp (HISPBC) is an intensive, one week residential immersion program in the essentials of today’s national and international United States policy. The program is intended to instruct college students and recent graduates on the economic, political, and social aspects of United States public policy. Today is the last day for the early application deadline. Final deadline to apply is March 1.

Analysis and Commentary

About That Loss Of Health Insurance

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Someone tells you that you have to buy something, and levies a penalty if you don't. So you buy it. Then someone else countermands the first person's order. You no longer have to buy it. So, assuming it's not because the price of what you had to buy rose, you don't buy it. Are you worse off?

Analysis and Commentary

Balancing Religious Rights With Health Care

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Monday, November 13, 2017

Public policy is full of difficult dilemmas, tough cases where there are strong interests on both sides.  Such dilemmas are not usually solved as much as they are managed.

In the News

Newly Digitized Materials Related To Medical Services And Warfare Now Available

Friday, November 3, 2017

Hoover Library & Archives has joined the digital content provider Adam Matthew and renowned archival repositories across the globe in forming a new online digital resource for the study of health and medical services during wartime.



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.