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Senate GOP Effort To Unwind The Affordable Care Act Faces Critical Test Tuesday

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Senate Republicans will decide Tuesday whether to hold a vote on unwinding the Affordable Care Act, even though they lack the votes to achieve the policy goal that has animated their party for more than seven years.

Analysis and Commentary

The Bernie Plan: Too Good To Be True

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Monday, September 25, 2017

Senator Bernie Sanders has recently introduced “Medicare for all” legislation, which would enroll all Americans into the nation’s Medicare program within four years. Senator Sanders argues that his proposal would create a system that “works not just for millionaires and billionaires, but for all of us.”

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Health Care Policy Isn't So Hard

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Monday, September 25, 2017

Last July, as the last Republican Obamacare bill was imploding, Greg Mankiw wrote "Why Health Care Policy is So Hard" in the New York Times. For once, I think Greg got it wrong. Health care policy isn't hard at all, at least as a matter of economics. 

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Why Single Payer Health Care Is A Terrible Option

by Scott W. Atlasvia CNN
Monday, September 25, 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is failing. Without regard for consequences, the law expanded government insurance programs and imposed considerable federal authority over US health care via new mandates, regulations and taxes. Insurance premiums skyrocketed even as deductibles rose; consumer choices of insurance on state marketplaces have rapidly vanished; and for those with ACA coverage, doctor and hospital choices have narrowed dramatically.

Analysis and Commentary

The Bernie Plan: Too Good To Be True

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Monday, September 25, 2017

Senator Bernie Sanders has recently introduced “Medicare for all” legislation, which would enroll all Americans into the nation’s Medicare program within four years. Senator Sanders argues that his proposal would create a system that “works not just for millionaires and billionaires, but for all of us.”

Interviews

Lanhee Chen On GOP Bill

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia WVTF
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses how the Graham-Cassidy health care bill will allow equality and better decision-making at the state level.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen On GOP Bill: Will Allow Equality And Better Decision-Making Among States

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia NPR
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses whether Republicans have enough votes to repeal and replace Obamacare with the Graham-Cassidy legislation.

Interviews

Richard Epstein Discusses Health Care On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, September 22, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Fatal Allure of Single Payer."

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The High Cost of Good Intentions: A History Of U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs

by John F. Coganvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Friday, September 22, 2017

Federal entitlement programs are strewn throughout the pages of U.S. history, springing from the noble purpose of assisting people who are destitute through no fault of their own. Yet as federal entitlement programs have grown, so too have their inefficiency and their cost. Neither tax revenues nor revenues generated by the national economy have been able to keep pace with their rising growth, bringing the national debt to a record peacetime level.

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What Conservatives Think About Graham-Cassidy: ‘We Will Turn A Washington Failure Into An American Success’

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Breitbart.com
Thursday, September 21, 2017

A number of conservatives, intellectuals, and think tank scholars have endorsed the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill. Here are some of the conservatives who have backed the Graham-Cassidy.

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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.