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The Economic Trap Of “Medicare For All”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, August 5, 2019

The $40 trillion program will reduce consumer health care options and compromise care.

Analysis and Commentary

Casey Mulligan On Trump Versus Reagan

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, August 2, 2019

University of Chicago economics professor Casey Mulligan, fresh off his one-year stint as chief economist with President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers, has an interesting comparison of Trump vs. Reagan on economic deregulation.

In the News

Policy Brief: Estimating The Income Tax Hikes Required To Pay For Bernie Sanders' Medicare-For-All Plan

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Heartland Institute
Friday, August 2, 2019

Although the total costs of Medicare for All have been analyzed in detail in multiple studies, few have considered how these costs would affect U.S. taxpayers in specific income brackets.

In the News

Gary Peters Backs Medicare For All, Eliminating Private Health Insurance

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Thursday, August 1, 2019

A Better Future Michigan ad highlighted how Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) backed Medicare for All, which will eliminate all Michiganders and Americans’ health insurance.


Is The Democrat's Idea Of Single Payer Healthcare Filled With Fraud?

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The Lars Larson Show
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses many of the problems with single-payer health care.

In the News

Multispecialty Practices Cut Costs Among Medicare Patients With Chronic Conditions

quoting M. Kate Bundorfvia Stanford Health Policy
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Many primary-care physicians continue to join multispecialty group practices, such as the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Stanford Health Care, instead of working in their own solo practices or in practices with only other primary care doctors.

Policy BriefsFeatured

Scott Atlas Discusses How Health Savings Accounts Push Health Care Prices Down

by Scott W. Atlasvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Health Saving Accounts (HSAs) are an effective and proven method of reducing healthcare prices for everyone, not just those with HSAs. When patients are motivated to compare prices, prices for everyone decline significantly. While HSAs are effective in making health care more affordable, they should be expanded and allowed with any healthcare plan.

In the News

Senator Booker: Public Option Is ‘First Step’ To Medicare For All

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Orlando Political Observer
Friday, July 26, 2019

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to confirm that a new government insurance system known as a “public option” is designed to lead to Medicare for all, meaning it would ultimately subject Americans to the same high costs, unaffordable tax increases, loss of consumer choice and diminished access to high-quality health care.


Dr. Scott Atlas On Health Care Reform: Americans “Will Have Unequal Access And Unequal Quality Of Health Care.”

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News Radio
Friday, July 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas shares his perspective on health care reform.

Analysis and Commentary

The Effects Of Multispecialty Group Practice On Health Care Spending And Use

by Laurence Baker, M. Kate Bundorf, Anne Beeson Royaltyvia The National Bureau Of Economic Research
Friday, July 26, 2019
U.S. physicians are increasingly joining multispecialty group practices. In this paper, we analyze how a primary care physician’s practice type – single (SSP) versus multispecialty practice (MSP) – affects health care spending and use.


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.