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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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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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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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Meeting Medicare’s Spiraling Cost

– June 4, 2012

Research Reports Vol. LXXIX, No. 10 | June 4, 2012 Don’t be fooled by overly optimistic projections. It’s even worse than you think. by AIER Research Staff Additional content: Taxing Social Security by Walker F. Todd, PhD, JD, and Enrolled Agent, Resea …

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“Medical Inflation Higher Than Other Economic Sectors”

– December 29, 2010

“The cost of medical services and commodities continues to grow, and this may be a factor contributing to a recent decline in a measurement of patient confidence in their ability to pay for health care. Overall inflation for the past year was 1.1%, wit …

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The New Health Care Law

– April 1, 2010

Research Reports – 04/05/2010 The New Health Care Law The government’s massive expansion of coverage brings with it unanswered questions about cost control and quality of care. A look at existing programs suggests some unsettling answers. by Kerry A. L …

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The Healthcare Question Revisited

– March 26, 2010

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on the effect the new healthcare bill will have on your money, namely, the inflation that will result when the new system begins to run over the budget. This week, I’d like to address a few of the reasons why I believe …

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How Does Obamacare Affect Your Money?

– March 5, 2010

Last August, Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for National Review magazine and a contributor to many leading newspapers such as the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, published a Time article on Obamacare and its paradoxes. O …

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Health Care Reform: What Do We Want?

– October 15, 2009

Research Reports – 10/19/2009 Health Care Reform: What Do We Want? “Nothing but the best for Grandma,” as long as someone else is paying the bill. by Bill Dunkelberg, Ph.D. China: World Leader…in Pollution? In 2008, China’s greenhouse gas emissions exc …

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A Healthy Step

– November 19, 2008

Research Reports – 02/26/2007 Also: Business-Cycle Conditions

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Retiree Health Benefits: Dancing with the 800-Pound Gorilla

– November 19, 2008

Research Reports – 06/04/2007 Also: Business-Cycle Conditions

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Insurance or Care?

– November 19, 2008

Research Reports – 10/15/2007 Also: Warning: Army Corps of Engineers Project Ahead*

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