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In the News

Preexisting Conditions: The Size Of The Pool

quoting John H. Cochranevia RiverBender.com
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

John Cochrane of the Hoover Institute, formerly of the University of Chicago, calls preexisting conditions the “CENTRAL DEFECT OF AMERICAN HEALTH INSURANCE”.

Analysis and Commentary

Reinhardt's Misleading Data On Drug Price Differences

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, August 12, 2019

Timothy Taylor, the Conversable Economist, posted today on some highlights from the late Uwe Reinhardt’s last book, Priced Out: The Economic and Ethical Costs of American Health Care. He, following the lead of the Milken Institute Review in its excerpt of the book, shows charts comparing the cost of various health care goods and services in the United States to the cost in other countries.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, August 11, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article The Economic Trap Of “Medicare For All.”

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, August 11, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article The Economic Trap Of “Medicare For All.”

In the News

A Libertarian Think Tank (Still) Did Not Find That Medicare For All Saves Money

quoting Charles Blahousvia National Review
Thursday, August 8, 2019
The right-wing Mercatus Center found in 2018 that the Sanders plan reduces overall health spending by $2 trillion in the first 10 years. The nonpartisan Rand Corporation has constructed a similar single-payer plan, with pay-fors, for New York State that would result in health-care savings for all families making less than 1,000 percent of the poverty line ($276,100 for a family of four).
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The Libertarian: The Case Against Medicare For All

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 8, 2019

How government-run healthcare will weaken the economy and ruin the quality of medicine.

In the News

Baltimore: The Great Society Implodes

cited Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Psychology Today
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Failed policies have left inner-city children trapped in a cycle of poverty.

In the News

“Free Everything” And The First Law Of Politics

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Foundation of Economic Education
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Entrepreneurs do a much better job than politicians at alleviating scarcity through efficient, value-creating production.

Policy BriefsFeatured

Scott Atlas On Why Competition, Not Laws, Will Make Health Care Prices Visible

by Scott W. Atlasvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

More patient control over health care spending will lead to more price visibility and lower costs. But contrary to popular belief, legislation isn’t necessary to make prices more visible in the health care system. The most compelling reason for doctors and hospitals to post their prices would be because they are competing for patients’ money.

PoliticsFeatured

Deconstructing Kamala Harris’s “Medicare For All” Plan

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

California senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris just released her “Medicare for All” plan. Some claim her plan, which retains private insurance, is better than Bernie Sanders’s plan, which eliminates private insurance. But the economics of Harris’s plan shows that private insurance has no significant role in “Medicare for All,” even if it is advertised that way.

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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.