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Analysis and Commentary

Alice Rivlin Reminiscences

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, May 19, 2019

I discussed the late Alice Rivlin here and here. Here are one personal reminiscence about Alice Rivlin and one thought about a 1993 or 1994 Wall Street Journal op/ed she wrote.

Analysis and Commentary

Alice Rivlin Continued

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Yesterday, I posted some highlights from a 2002 interview with Alice Rivlin. Here are more highlights from that interview.

Analysis and Commentary

Robert Burton On Being Certain

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 13, 2019

Neurologist and author Robert Burton talks about his book, On Being Certain, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Burton explores our need for certainty and the challenge of being skeptical about what our brain tells us must be true. 

In the News

The Left’s Utopian Health Care Promises

quoting Charles Blahousvia Galen Institute
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Democrats have been pulling levers for decades to exert greater and greater government control over our health sector. But the more government gets involved, the more dysfunctional the market becomes. The left now contends that the mess can only be solved with a complete government takeover. They believe their moment has come.
Analysis and Commentary

Robert Pear RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Robert Pear, a reporter whose understated demeanor belied a tenacious pursuit of sources and scoops during his 40 years at The New York Times covering health care and other critical national issues, died on Tuesday in Rockville, Md. 

Featured

Jenkins On ACA

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Holman Jenkins "Obamacare is popular because it failed" from a week ago is worth savoring and has an interesting new idea.

Interviews

Lee Ohanian: Climate Change, The Green New Deal And ‘Socialism’

interview with Lee Ohanianvia KCRW
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian discusses the Green New Deal, which includes universal health care, a national minimum wage, increased business taxes, etc.

In the News

Experts Highlight The Many Cost Questions Around Medicare For All At Hearing

quoting Charles Blahousvia Fierce Healthcare
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

As Democratic lawmakers brought forth their first Medicare for All proposal for a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, advocates testified about the urgent need for universal health coverage to protect patients from crippling medical bills.

Interviews

Charles Blahous: Doubling Income Taxes Won’t Even Cover Medicare For All Costs

interview with Charles Blahousvia The Washington Free Beacon
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Blahous says that doubling all currently projected federal individual and corporate income tax would be insufficient to finance Medicare for All.

In the News

Democrat Jim McGovern: If You Like Your Health Care, You Can Keep It Under Medicare For All

quoting Charles Blahousvia Breitbart
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Echoing former President Barack Obama’s infamous claim about Obamacare, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) claimed Tuesday that Americans will not lose their health care, doctors, or hospitals under Medicare for All.

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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.