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Interviews

Scott Atlas: The Potential For Health Care Savings Accounts To Engage Patients And Bend The Health Care Cost Curve

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia United States Congress Joint Economic Committee
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas testifies before the Joint Economic Committee concerning "The Potential for Health Care Savings Accounts to Engage Patients and Bend the Health Care Cost Curve."

In the News

Now It's Harder To Fix Social Security Finances Without The Hurting Poor, Former Trustee Says

quoting Charles Blahousvia Washington Examiner
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Past delays in addressing Social Security's looming trust fund exhaustion will now make it harder than ever to fix the problem without harming vulnerable people, a former trustee for the program said Wednesday.

Analysis and Commentary

ACA Dropouts

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Monday, June 4, 2018

Half of the people who sign up for Obamacare (ACA) get a flurry of medical care, then drop out before a year is over. They can always sign up again if they need to. People who stay on insurance tend to be those who have ongoing chronic and expensive conditions that need continual care. The implications for the viability of such insurance are not good.

Analysis and Commentary

The ‘Right To Try’ Bill Wasn’t Worth Passing

by Henry I. Millervia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 4, 2018

[Subscription Required] I am surprised by your editorial “A Right to Try Arrives” (May 23), which praises just-passed legislation that would permit terminally ill patients to seek drugs not yet approved by the FDA directly from the manufacturer. This alters the status quo hardly at all. As NYU School of Medicine bioethicist Arthur Caplan said, right to try is “nothing more than a right to beg a company, that right already exists, and you’re really not doing much to help anybody gain access to much of anything.”

Analysis and Commentary

A Cure For Our Health Care Ills

by Charles L. Hooper, David R. Hendersonvia Econlib
Monday, June 4, 2018

"Nobody knew health care could be so complicated," was Donald Trump's now famous pronouncement on the issue. The Congressional Republicans were struggling too. Not only did they fail to reach a legislative solution, but, even worse, they were confused about where to even search for a solution. All told, health care begins to look insoluble. But is it really that complicated? Actually, no.

Interviews

Henry Miller: Bat-Borne Nipah Virus Outbreak With 70% Mortality Rate

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses a possible bat-borne Nipah virus outbreak with 70% mortality rate.

Analysis and Commentary

An Interview With American Doctor Scott Atlas: “People Suffer From Increasingly Expensive Diseases”

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia ISTOÉ
Friday, May 25, 2018

Click Here For English Translation. At the same time that technological advances are constantly emerging to improve medical treatments, the costs of developing and deploying these same tools get louder and more difficult to access. Finding a formula that looks at funding for creating new resources and spending on care is a challenge. In this interview American physician Scott Atlas, explains that the way out is to leave the matter to the private market, stimulating competition with the care to ensure that poor people receive help from governments to get pay for their care. 

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Here’s How Much Obamacare Premiums Will Rise In 2019

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses how the increase in health care premiums could impact the elections.

Interviews

Henry Miller: Examining Trump's Drug Pricing Plan

interview with Henry I. Millervia Heartland Institute
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller talks about President Trump's new drug-pricing plan, where the plan meets the mark, and how the proposed drug plan can be improved.

Interviews

Henry Miller: Reciprocity Can Help Solve The Soaring Drug Prices

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his article "Trump's New Prescription Drug Plan Is Incomplete -- Here Are Two Ways to Make It Better."

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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.