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Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Improving Health And Health Care

via American Enterprise Institute
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen joins a panel discussion on reforming and improving health care. View the PDF agenda or read more on the Health Affairs Blog.

In the News

Improving Health And Health Care: An Agenda For Reform

mentioning Lanhee J. Chenvia Health Affairs
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The debate over, and eventual enactment of, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought to the surface of American politics a long-standing divide over the proper orientation of health care policy. On one side are those who tend to promote more federal control and government regulation over insurance markets and the organizations delivering services to patients.

In the News

Improving Health And Health Care: An Agenda For Reform

with Lanhee J. Chenvia American Enterprise Institute
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

American health care policy debates have long been divided between those who support greater governmental regulation and those who favor more reliance on market incentives and consumer choice. Passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 did not end the debate, but it did increase pressure on those who are unsatisfied with the steady march toward more federal control.

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Don’t Force Taxpayers To Bail Out Health Insurance Companies

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Monday, December 7, 2015

Both the House and Senate versions of the budget reconciliation bill moving through Congress would repeal several key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This piece focuses on the ACA’s so-called “risk corridors,” which the Senate majority also attempted to repeal though failing on a point of order.

Interviews

Tim Kane: Could Big Pharma Deals Cost The U.S. Jobs?

interview with Timothy Kanevia Bloomberg
Friday, December 4, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane discusses Obamacare, government regulations, pharmaceutical company deals, and the possible impact on US jobs.

Analysis and Commentary

Breast Implant Woes: Effects Of Flawed Regulation And Bad Journalism Linger After 25 Years

by Henry I. Miller, Jack Fishervia Forbes
Thursday, December 3, 2015

December 10 will mark a quarter century since a landmark in fear-mongering journalism–CBS's Connie Chung’s unnecessarily terrorizing thousands of women with breast implants, not to mention millions more who had other silicone-device exposures.

In the News

Banking On The National Quest To Optimize Health Value

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia Health Data Management
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Your neighborhood bank could become a powerful ally in today’s drive to improve population health.

Analysis and Commentary

Spot Insurance Markets

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Obamacare/ ACA was in the news last week. Some relevant summaries, and comment below.

Analysis and Commentary

More Competition Can Regulate Drug Prices And Reduce Shortages

by Henry I. Millervia Investor's Business Daily
Friday, November 20, 2015

The results, published in May 2014, were impressive, and the FDA finally approved the drug without fanfare in October 2014. But between 2010 and the approval, more than 150,000 patients died of IPF in the U.S.

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Under Obamacare, Hospitals Merge, Doctors Merge, And Patients Pay More For Less

by Scott W. Atlasvia National Review
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Years after the initial rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the American people, the health-care industry, and the courts still struggle to navigate the law.

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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.