Healthcare

Medicare-for-All: Learning from the Swiss Experience

– November 6, 2019

Maybe it is time for one of our aspiring presidential candidates to refresh the health insurance debate.

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Healthcare

We Don’t Have a Real Market for Health Care in the U.S.

– September 19, 2019

Few of us have true insurance, but rather just access to a giant paperwork mill.

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Healthcare
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Which Doctors Get Paid the Most?

– August 10, 2019

The U.S. has fewer med school spots per capita than almost any other developed country. 

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Healthcare
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Mandatory Campus Health Plans are Robbing Students

– July 15, 2019

Campus health plans have caught a serious case of progressivism

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Healthcare
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The Real Problem With the Health Care System

– October 23, 2018

Unfortunately, both sides are pursuing the wrong goals. The pursuit of one form or another of third-party payment for health care services has removed most incentives for consumers to be careful about how they spend money.

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Healthcare
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Welfare: More Costs Than Benefits

– July 27, 2018

Many people regard the welfare state as a great achievement. Yet few recognize that the larger the welfare state becomes, the more the beneficiaries themselves must bear the costs. The beneficiaries must pay for what they receive, and they also bear the administrative expenses and must pay for the rent-seeking of special interest groups that exploit the system for their own benefit.

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Healthcare, Regulation
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Government Regulation Causes Prescription Drug Names to Keep Getting Weirder

– April 10, 2018

Bizarre prescription drug names emerge from the perfect storm that can only be created when complex government regulation, big corporations, and high-priced consultants come together.

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Daily Economy News, Healthcare
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Health Care Reform and Hard Choices

– September 29, 2017

While there is no substitute for free markets to truly contain health care costs, many factors complicate the debate.

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Healthcare, Research Briefs

Repeal the Obamacare Taxes

– May 17, 2017

The American Health Care Act, the House bill intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), is frequently opposed on the grounds that it cuts taxes for the rich. This may seem like an odd criticism of a purported health-insurance r …

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Free Markets, Healthcare, Research Briefs

Competition: Just What the Doctor Ordered

– April 3, 2017

By now we should have figured out the cure for what ails the American health care system: a regimen of unadulterated competition. It’s just what the doctor (of sound economics, that is) would order.

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