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In the News

Deadly Chinese Fentanyl Is Creating A New Era Of Drug Kingpins

quoting Markos Kounalakisvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The opioid’s potency has transformed the global trafficking — and policing — of narcotics.

In the News

L.A. Healthcare Startup Raises $20 Million For Doctor House Calls

quoting Herbert Linvia Biz Journals
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Heal has raised another $20 million for its tech spin on retro healthcare.

Analysis and Commentary

The President’s Prescription Plan: A Step In The Right Direction

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Monday, May 21, 2018

President Trump recently announced his plan to lower prescription drug costs. It’s a solid plan that strikes the delicate balance between promoting innovation with the need to ensure that consumers have access to the medicines they need at a price they can afford.

In the News

Trump’s Good Plan To Fight High Drug Prices

quoting Henry I. Millervia The National Review
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

It’s not a home run, but it’s a solid single.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump's New Prescription Drug Plan Is Incomplete -- Here Are Two Ways To Make It Better

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Fox News
Monday, May 14, 2018

On Friday President Trump in the White House Rose Garden briefly outlined the four key aspirational strategies of his "blueprint to lower drug prices": "improved competition, better negotiation, incentives for lower list prices, and lowering out-of-pocket costs."


Drug Middle Men Hurt the Most Under Trump Plan, Lanhee Chen Says

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Friday, May 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses Trump's proposed drug plan and who might be hurt by the new plan.


Giving Patients Control Over Their Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia
Monday, November 14, 2016
Over time, health insurance has expanded to cover routine and predictable care, shifting away from the true purpose of insurance. This has driven health care costs through the roof. One way to lower costs while also improving the quality of health care is to expand the use of health accounts coupled with high-deductible insurance plans.

What’s Wrong With Health Insurance In America?

by Scott W. Atlasvia
Monday, October 17, 2016
Reforming health insurance in this country begins with redefining our understanding of what insurance is and what it supposed to cover. Insurance isn’t for routine or predictable expenses. Over time, we have come to expect all of our health care to be provided through insurance, and covering more has helped make health insurance cost more.
In the News

Conservative Routes To Universal Coverage

mentioning Lanhee J. Chenvia The National Review
Thursday, May 3, 2018

For a while now, some conservative health-care wonks have been touting the concept of “automatic enrollment.” The idea is that when someone fails to sign up for health insurance, the government could simply arrange (minimal) coverage for them behind the scenes, using the same subsidy money the person would have gotten if they’d signed up. It’s a less coercive alternative to the individual mandate that, depending on how it was set up and whether it was part of a bigger change to the health-insurance system, could ensure universal coverage.

Analysis and Commentary

The Neglected Supply Side In Health Care

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, May 3, 2018

I have an economist friend who nags me (appropriately) for not sufficiently discussing supply-side solutions to the high cost of medical care in the United States. Here's one step in righting the balance.


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.