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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.


The High Cost of Good Intentions

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "The High Cost of Good Intentions" on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST. 


Policy Seminar with Lee Lockwood

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Lee Lockwood, assistant professor of economics at the University of Virginia, faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and Hoover Institution National Fellow for 2017-18, presented “Targeting with In-kind Transfers: Evidence from Medicaid Home Care.” 


How Republicans Can Make A Deal On Health Care

by Lanhee J. Chenvia The New York Times
Friday, October 27, 2017

A consensus is emerging on Capitol Hill about the need to appropriate funding for the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing subsidies, which help working-class Americans buy health insurance.

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Single-Payer Health Care Is A Terrible Option

by Scott W. Atlasvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Yes, everyone has insurance, but that’s meaningless when people are dying in line for care.

Analysis and Commentary

The Business Of Saving Lives

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, October 20, 2017

Gilead Science’s executive chairman talks about the new era of biomedicine and why drugs cost so much, as Donald Trump has noticed.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, October 20, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Making Health Care Great Again."

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Through Research And Education, Hoover Scholars Tackle Some Of The Most Urgent Issues Of Our Time

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Stanford News
Friday, October 20, 2017

The Hoover Institution’s nearly 200 fellows, who range from renowned thought leaders to emerging scholars, continue the think tank’s long tradition of addressing issues ranging from climate change and economics to foreign policy and national security.


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.