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...
Research Fellow Lanhee Chen discussed healthcare reform on FOX News Sunday Morning Futures.
Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the future of Obamacare/the Affordable Care Act.
The recent debate over the future of Obamacare has obscured an important, but fundamental, truth: The American health care system is exceptional.
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the future of the Senate health care bill.
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the future of the health care bill.
Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses health care savings accounts and the future of health care in the US.
Genetic testing offers great hope for future progress in treating diseases since individuals can in many instances reduce the consequences of genetic defects if they find out about them sufficiently early...
Hoover senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses problems with the Affordable Care Act on Garrison Radio. Topics include the health-care website, future issues for the government, Obama’s sagging popularity, and a comparison with other problematic events in Obama’s administration.
Hoover research fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Bloomberg TV. Topics include health care regulation, the possibility of future reforms, and the Congressional Budget Office report on jobs and the ACA.
A new study released by Tom Church, Daniel L. Heil, and Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D., with support from the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, reveals the public option “could require tax increases on most Americans, including middle-income families” and could “add over $700 billion to the 10-year federal deficit, with dramatically larger losses in subsequent years.”
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.
In this podcast, Angus Deaton of Princeton University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his new book Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality. Topics include causes of improvements in health during the past century, prospects of future improvements, and health care in the developing world.
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.
Earlier this year the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in King v. Burwell, a case critical to the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or so-called Obamacare).