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Analysis and Commentary

Hounded Out Of Business

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Monday, November 23, 2015

The Wall Street Journal had a nice oped, "Hounded out of business by regulators" by Dan Epstein who was, well, hounded out of business by regulators.

In the News

Consumers Not Given Whole Story On Rising Prescription Drug Prices

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia
Monday, November 23, 2015

During the Independent Voter Project‘s 2015 Business and Leadership Conference, experts in the pharmaceutical and medical fields, along with California legislators, participated in a panel discussion on medical innovation up to now and what the future may hold for the industry and patients alike.


Scott Atlas On Bloomberg Business News (1:02)

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Bloomberg
Friday, November 20, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the problems with the Affordable Care Act and and how his six point plan will allow people to get better care at a lower cost.

In the News

Obamacare’s Problems Get Worse

quoting Scott W. Atlasvia The Washington Post
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Many people signing up for 2016 health policies under the Affordable Care Act face higher premiums, fewer doctors and skimpier coverage, which threatens the appeal of the program for the healthy customers it needs.

Analysis and Commentary

Are Members Of Congress Being Poisoned By Pesticides?

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Health scares have become big business for activists, attracting adherents and funding.

Analysis and Commentary

Random Thoughts

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Random thoughts on the passing scene: Some financial institutions may be considered "too big to fail," but contemporary Western society may be too frivolous to survive.

Analysis and Commentary

Covering Pre-Existing Conditions Without A Comprehensive Insurance Mandate

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Monday, November 9, 2015

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) attempts to facilitate insurance coverage for those with pre-existing health conditions through the combination of a comprehensive coverage mandate, guaranteed issue, and community rating, among other provisions.

Analysis and Commentary

Robert Aronowitz On Risky Medicine

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 9, 2015

Should women get routine mammograms? Should men get regular PSA exams? Robert Aronowitz of the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Risky Medicine talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the increasing focus on risk reduction rather than health itself as a goal.

Healthcare Costs

Restoring Quality Health Care: A Six Point Plan For Comprehensive Reform At Lower Cost

by Scott W. Atlasvia Real Clear Health
Monday, November 9, 2015

The current trajectory of the health system threatens its sustainability. Instead of the trade-off "take away benefits or raise taxes," I propose a six-point plan that restores the appropriate incentives to increase health care quality and simultaneously reduce its costs.


Death By Dietary Supplement

by Henry I. Miller, Gilbert Rossvia Forbes
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Former NBA star and TV reality show participant Lamar Odom was found unresponsive at a Nevada brothel last month. Although he has emerged from the coma, he was very close to becoming yet another statistic in the body count racked up by “herbal supplements.”


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.