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How Much Do You Want to Pay for Medical Care?

How Much Do You Want to Pay for Medical Care?

The title above is not a misprint. I want you to think about choosing your own price.

Suppose you could magically pay any fee you want to health care providers and they can’t refuse. You can’t control the fee others are paying. But you can select your own. What fee would you choose?

Your first ...

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Obamacare Navigators to Receive $67 Million in Taxpayer Grants to Promote Obamacare

Obamacare Navigators to Receive $67 Million in Taxpayer Grants to Promote Obamacare

OBAMACARE. The Obama Administration will grant $67 million to various organizations called “navigators” that will “help people understand Obamacare”:

With the new health law’s enrollment period set to open in just a little more than six weeks, President Barack Obama’s administration announced $67 ...

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Will Health Care Reform Mean Government Bureaucrats Can Invade My Home?

Will Health Care Reform Mean Government Bureaucrats Can Invade My Home?

In 2010, Congress passed a health care reform bill, and President Obama signed it into law. You may have recently heard a rumor that the health care law includes a provision mandating home visits by government social workers. While HSLDA strongly opposed passageof the health care law, urges ...

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Medical Economics and Medical Ethics

Medical Economics and Medical Ethics

A lengthy op-ed in The New York Timesthe other day typifies the way quite a few doctors think. Written by Gilbert Welch (Dartmouth Institute), the article acknowledges that there are perverse economic incentives in the practice of medicine. But these incentives play second fiddle to a much bigger ...

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Newly Discovered Eighth Grade Exam From 1912 Shows How Dumbed Down America Has Become

Newly Discovered Eighth Grade Exam From 1912 Shows How Dumbed Down America Has Become

Have you ever seen the movie “Idiocracy”?  It is a movie about an “average American” that wakes up 500 years in the future only to discover that he is the most intelligent person by far in the “dumbed down” society that is surrounding him.  Unfortunately, that film is a very accurate ...

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Conservatives and the Fight to Defund Obamacare

Conservatives and the Fight to Defund Obamacare

Some in Washington claim that defunding Obamacare would not prevent the implementation or enforcement of the law’s statutory requirements and new regulations. They seem to be unaware of the federal Antideficiency Act (ADA), which makes it illegal to spend money in excess of appropriations.

If a ...

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Does the Doctor Need a Boss?

Does the Doctor Need a Boss?

Einer Elhauge is a Harvard law professor and former adviser to the Obama campaign. He recently authored a paper that was published by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) entitled,”ObamaCare and the Theory of the Firm.”

Is it just me, or do you also get bone weary of academics who have never ...

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Republican and Democratic Approaches to Health Reform: Is There a Dime’s Worth of Difference?

Republican and Democratic Approaches to Health Reform: Is There a Dime’s Worth of Difference?

After the outcome of another election or two, Republicans might well have the chance to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). What would they replace it with?

Dylan Matthewsat the Wonk Blog the other day said there has been only one serious health reform proposal on the GOP side ...

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Everyone Should "Oppose" Public Education

Everyone Should

It’s a long-running motif in American intellectual history. Critics of public schools are said to be misinformed, vicious people who want only to destroy education.

In short, reformers are not trying to help. Rather, they “oppose” public education. We are told this by our Education Establishment, ...

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