As insurers abandon Obamacare exchanges, is the program beginning to unravel?
How Republicans can repeal and replace Obamacare without unleashing chaos.
Michael Boskin On The John Batchelor Show: Meet The Future With The Utopian Democrats: 1 Of 2: & What Is To Be Done?
(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Michael Boskin discusses his Project Syndicate article "Electing America’s Economic Future."
This past Saturday, Mitch Daniels, the Republican governor of Indiana, delivered a commencement address at Butler University...
Recent polls show that President Obama continues to receive high style points, but that his policies are being less well received...
Charles Blahous, a Hoover research fellow who currently serves as one of the two public trustees for the Social Security and Medicare programs, discusses what Congress and the president should do to ensure the long-term outlook for Social Security.
Proposals to cut deeply into the Pentagon budget carry risks that the administration has yet to confront. By Kori N. Schake.
Americans take great pride in being rugged individualists, and it takes something big to get them to give up their daily ritual of morning coffee or to not sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch at the ballpark. But now we are neither going to work nor enjoying a ballgame.
Charles Blahous, a Hoover research fellow who currently serves as one of the two public trustees for the Social Security and Medicare programs, takes part in a panel discussion concerning the past, future, and current state of the Social Security system. The panel focused on various proposals to improve future solvency such as benefit cuts, raising the retirement age, and privatization.
Today, I can see no optimistic scenario for the future of American health care...
In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Diane Coyle, author of The Economics of Enough, how the financial crisis, the entitlement crisis, and climate change all reflect a failure to deal with the future appropriately.
Hoover senior fellow Edward Lazear discusses the national debt on CNBC’s Santelli Exchange. Topics include the sequester; how the nation’s debt under the Obama administration compares to historical levels; spending control and entitlements; and avoiding a future government shutdown.
On Wednesday evening I attended a talk given by Dean Baker at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS). You might think it’s in Middlebury, Vermont. It’s not. It’s in Monterey, California. Dean is co-founder of the Center for Economic Policy Research. His topic was “Health Care and the Future of the National Deficit.” In his talk he showed that if we had German-level per capita spending on health care, our federal budget in the future would move from deficit to surplus over a number of years.
On the way home from work this evening, I heard an incorrect statement of the latest CBO report's findings on the Republican-proposed health care bill. (I'll have more to say about the bill in a future post; I'm still digesting the opinions of others who seem to have looked at it more closely than I have.)
And now, a glimpse into our possible future, courtesy of deep blue California. And when I say "deep blue," I mean so blue that the Republican Party didn't even qualify a statewide candidate for the general election ballot in the 2016 US Senate race.
This week, Social Security’s trustees issued a dire warning. In their 2019 annual report, they announced that future costs for the program will be 20 percent higher than projected revenue. As soon as next year, Social Security’s yearly expenses are expected to exceed its income — forcing the program to begin drawing down its trust funds.