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World Is ‘Dangerously Unprepared’ For The Next Epidemic

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mobile apps are a fabulous waste of time and infinitely diverting. Except for “Plague Inc.” The object of this strategy game is to achieve biological annihilation of the world with a complex virus or bacterial infection that runs roughshod over borders, seeking warm and moist host bodies. People are infected and die regardless of their religion or nationality.

Analysis and Commentary

Obamacare Will Drive Health Care Costs Up

by Charles Blahousvia E21
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Today the Mercatus Center unveiled a study by Bradley Herring (Johns Hopkins University) and Erin Trish (University of Southern California) finding that the much-discussed health spending slowdown that continued in 2010-13 “can likely be explained by longstanding patterns” over more than two decades, rather than suggesting a recent policy correction.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, February 1, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Other Drug War."

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, January 29, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his recent Defining Ideas article "The Uneasy Legacy Of Henrietta Lacks."


Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show (19:21)

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, January 29, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his Forbes article "We Can Beat Zika And Malaria—If The FDA Allows."

In the News

Health And Law

quoting Daniel P. Kesslervia Stanford Lawyer
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

When Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a stand on sugary drinks, banning large sizes to encourage moderation, his efforts were met with some applause—but also with jeers of derision, one New York Post headline dubbing him the “Soda Jerk.”

Analysis and Commentary

The Latest Issue Of Hoover Digest Is Online

via Hoover Institution
Friday, January 29, 2016

The latest issue of the Hoover Digest is online.


We Can Beat Zika And Malaria--If The FDA Allows

by John Cohrssen, Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Friday, January 29, 2016

Zika virus infection, the scary new disease for which there is no vaccine or treatment, is “spreading explosively” from Africa and Southeast Asia, according to the head of the World Health Organization.

In the News

Republicans Should Use The ACA Enrollment Bust To Offer A Better Health Plan

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The Washington Post
Thursday, January 28, 2016

This week the Congressional Budget Office announced as part of its Budget and Economic Outlook (p. 69): On the basis of information about 2015 enrollment and information available as of the end of December 2015 on 2016 enrollment, CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimate that about 11 million people per month, on average, will receive such subsidies in calendar year 2016.


Instead Of A 'Moonshot,' Cancer Research Needs Reasonable Regulation

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

In the State of the Union speech, the president announced a “moonshot” to cure cancer. It was vintage Obama: high-profile grandstanding accompanied by a profound lack of understanding of how to operate the levers of government to achieve public policy goals.


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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.