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The Reform Less Traveled

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Want to broaden access to health care? Bring down costs—by turning patients into smart consumers. 

Analysis and Commentary

Now More Than Ever, Social Security And Medicare Need Their Public Trustees

by Charles Blahous, Robert Reischauervia Roll Call (DC)
Monday, January 22, 2018

Lost in Washington’s political cacophony is the alarming erosion of the financial foundations of Social Security and Medicare. Focused on more immediate crises and reluctant to touch this “third rail” of politics, today’s lawmakers, like many before them, have avoided even discussing the inevitable painful adjustments they will be forced to make.

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The Low Tech Revolution That's Transforming Medicine

by Henry I. Millervia Newsweek
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Much of the progress in medicine since I was a medical student has involved expensive, high-tech diagnostic tests and therapies – a trend that has accelerated recently and worries health economists and politicians alike because it boosts healthcare costs.

Analysis and Commentary

After Tax Reform: Return To Health Care

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Tax reform legislation signed into law by President Trump in December, which will lower taxes for most Americans this year, unfortunately did nothing to stop billions of dollars in new taxes under Obamacare from hitting millions of Americans in the wallet.

Analysis and Commentary

We're Underfunding Research On Vaccines That May Be Able To Prevent Another Terrible Flu Season

by Henry I. Millervia Los Angeles Times
Friday, January 19, 2018

Seasonal influenza — the flu — sickens and kills many Americans in a good year, and this is already a bad one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since 2010, flu has annually caused “between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths.” In this season, which began in November and won’t end until March, hospital emergency rooms are overflowing, deaths are running ahead of recent years and pharmacies are low on the anti-flu drug Tamiflu and intravenous solutions needed to keep patients hydrated.

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Henry Miller: This Year's Influenza A & What Is To Be Done?

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses a  virulent strain of the flu this year called H3N2, as well as a need to accelerate research on the holy grail of flu prevention: a "universal" vaccine that would target a part or parts of the virus that remain unchanged among different strains, even during the virus's rapid mutations.

Analysis and Commentary

The Big Victims Of Drug Prohibition

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Never forget consumer surplus.

Interviews

Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller talks about the flu and this year's particularly dangerous strain, H3N2, which is expected to last until May.
Analysis and Commentary

For A Free Market In Plasma

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Ottawa, Ontario and Washington, D.C. - A group of professional ethicists and economists published an open letter urging provincial governments to reconsider proposals to ban compensation for blood plasma donations. The letter is signed by 26 ethicists and economists, including two Nobel Prize winners (Alvin Roth and Vernon Smith), a recipient of the Order of Canada (Jan Narveson), amongst others.

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New Obamacare Taxes Are Hitting Millions Where It Hurts. It's Time To Repeal Them

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Fox News
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Tax reform legislation signed into law by President Trump in December, which will lower taxes for most Americans this year, unfortunately did nothing to stop billions of dollars in new taxes under ObamaCare from hitting millions of Americans in the wallet.

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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.