Why Did Health Spending Slow Down Before It Sped Up?
Business
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Business
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Why Did Health Spending Slow Down Before It Sped Up?

JohnCGoodman - May 13, 2014

Last quarter, spending on health care grew an astounding 9.9%. That’s the biggest percent change in healthcare spending since 1980.What’s the reason? Many people blame it on…

The Sorry State of Health Economics
Business
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Business
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The Sorry State of Health Economics

JohnCGoodman - March 18, 2014

First a disclaimer. I have never taken a course in health economics. I have never taught a course in health economics. I have never even read a…

Medicare Advantage: The Coming Tsunami
Business
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Business
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Medicare Advantage: The Coming Tsunami

JohnCGoodman - January 13, 2014

Uwe Reinhardt had a column the other day in which he argued that: Uwe Reinhardt had a column the other day in which he argued that:We are…

Are We About to Face a Severe Doctor Shortage?
Business
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Business
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Are We About to Face a Severe Doctor Shortage?

JohnCGoodman - December 17, 2013

“No, there won’t be a doctor shortage,” wrote Zeke Emanuel and Scott Gottlieb in The New York Times the other day. “No, there won’t be a doctor…

Krugman: Wrong Again About ObamaCare
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Krugman: Wrong Again About ObamaCare

JohnCGoodman - December 12, 2013

What I’m about to show you is in my opinion an embarrassment to the economics profession and I wish more of my colleagues would express their strong…

Tattering the Safety Net
Business
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Business
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Tattering the Safety Net

JohnCGoodman - November 14, 2013

Here is irony: the people who talk the most about the need for a social safety net (including the president himself!) are cheerleaders for a health reform…

How One Woman May Die Because of ObamaCare
Business
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Business
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How One Woman May Die Because of ObamaCare

JohnCGoodman - November 11, 2013

For the past twenty years I have been trying to convince my colleagues in the health policy community that managed competition contains perverse economic incentives. These incentives…

What Krugman Doesn’t Understand about Medicare for All
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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What Krugman Doesn’t Understand about Medicare for All

JohnCGoodman - November 1, 2013

On Monday I proposed a simple solution to the problems of the ObamaCare website: the John McCain health plan.Paul Krugman has a different solution: enroll everyone in…

Let’s Privatize the Welfare State
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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Let’s Privatize the Welfare State

JohnCGoodman - October 2, 2013

Have you ever given money to the food stamp program? Do you know anyone who has? Have you ever given money to the food stamp program? Do…

Tell Us Again Why We Need Young People
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Tell Us Again Why We Need Young People

JohnCGoodman - September 27, 2013

“This only works if young people show up,” said Bill Clinton the other day. He was explaining ObamaCare.On the surface that’s an odd thing to say. Medicare…