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Pill of Great Price

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 16, 2015

As Sovaldi demonstrates, even a very expensive new drug can save money. A prescription for strong patents and less government price-fixing.

In the News

Dubious Study Links Pesticides To Diabetes

quoting Henry I. Millervia LifeZette
Friday, October 2, 2015

A new study is alleging a link between pesticide use in agriculture and Type 2 diabetes.

Healthcare Costs
Analysis and Commentary

Henderson On Goodman On Obamacare

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, September 27, 2015

If you think that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare) is bad because of its expense, the distortions it causes in the labor market, its failure to provide people what they really want, and its highly unequal treatment of people in similar situations, wait until you read John C. Goodman's A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America.


Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show (10:08)

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, September 25, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his National Review piece, “What Politicians Should Learn about Vaccination,” on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show.

In the News

The Real Vaccine Risk

quoting Henry I. Millervia Bend Bulletin
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Which candidate for president made the following statement about childhood inoculations? “We’ve seen just a skyrocketing autism rate. Some people are suspicious that it’s connected to the vaccines.”

Healthcare Costs
Analysis and Commentary

After The ACA

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

After the ACA, a longish essay on what to do instead of Obamacare. Relative to the policy obsession with health insurance, it focuses more on the market for health care, and relative to the usual focus on demand -- people paying with other people's money -- it focuses on supply restrictions.

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How The GOP Could Use Obamacare To Gut Obamacare

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Politico
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Forget "repeal and replace." An obscure Obamacare provision that takes effect in 2017 could empower a Republican president to unravel Obamacare — without a single vote from Congress.


Will A New FDA Head Usher In A More Enlightened Era?

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

President Obama has nominated a deputy commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Robert Califf, to head the agency.


An Overdue Budget Reform: Prohibit Double-Counting Of Medicare Savings

by Charles Blahousvia E21
Sunday, September 20, 2015

Key members of Congress, notably the chairs of the budget committees, have recently signaled interest in reforming a “broken” federal budget process.

Analysis and Commentary

What Politicians Should Learn about Vaccination

by Henry I. Millermentioning Kori Schakevia National Review
Saturday, September 19, 2015

My Hoover Institution colleague Kori Schake wrote about last Wednesday’s GOP debate that, when it comes to foreign policy, the contenders still have a lot to learn. The same is true about vaccines and vaccination policy.


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.