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‘Medical Marco Polo’: The American Doctor Who Fought For Lives Of Chinese Amid Chaos Of Civil War

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Post Magazine
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Dr Leo Eloesser turned his back on success in the United States to follow humanitarian dreams on the other side of the world.

Analysis and Commentary

Health Care Competition?

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Continuing the health care series, there does come a time in which innovative disruptors can break open a protected market and bring some competition. Think Uber and taxis.

Henry Miller: War On Frappuccino

interview with Henry I. Miller
Sunday, July 15, 2018

AUTHOR. (Photo:File:Strawberry Delight Frappuccino.JPG  ) Twitter: @BatchelorShow War on Frappuccino. @HenryIMiller @HooverInst


Cross Subsidies Again -- Hip Replacement Edition

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Sunday, July 15, 2018

From the Wall Street Journal, a familiar story of medical pricing mischief:" Michael Frank...had his left hip replaced in 2015. The Manhattan hospital charged roughly $140,000. The insurance company paid a discounted rate of about $76,000, and his share—a 10% copay, plus a couple of uncovered expenses—was a bit more than $8,000."


Lanhee Chen: Trump Freezes Affordable Care Act Payments

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox Business
Monday, July 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the problems with the Affordable Care Act.

In the News

What A U.S.-China Trade War Could Mean For Opioid Epidemic

quoting Markos Kounalakisvia 13 News Now
Friday, July 6, 2018

Trump's trade war with China could make the opioid epidemic worse.

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“Moon Shot” for the Flu Shot

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Americans just endured another flu season—a rough one—and the next is always just a sneeze away. Let’s get serious about improving vaccines and conquering the wily influenza virus.

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Bottling Up Drug Prices

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Medicine will just keep getting more expensive until we do something obvious: introduce price competition.

Analysis and Commentary

How Socialized Medicine Creates Dependence

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, July 5, 2018

The bad news is that socialized medicine creates dependence. The good news is that you can choose otherwise.

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Clearing Up Misconceptions About Health Savings Accounts

by Scott W. Atlasvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Reformed HSAs represent a clear pathway to affordable, quality care for everyone.


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.