How the Left and the Right View the Race to the Bottom
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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How the Left and the Right View the Race to the Bottom

JohnCGoodman - September 24, 2013

Imagine an idealized model of the health insurance marketplace in which there are only three sets of variables: Imagine an idealized model of the health insurance marketplace…

GOP Health Plan: Good, Bad and Ugly
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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GOP Health Plan: Good, Bad and Ugly

JohnCGoodman - September 23, 2013

The House Republican Study Committee has a new health proposal. It would repeal the Affordable Care Act and substitute the following:The Good The House Republican Study Committee…

Will ObamaCare Help or Hurt the Economy?
Business
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Business
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Will ObamaCare Help or Hurt the Economy?

JohnCGoodman - August 29, 2013

Ask almost any employer and there won’t be much doubt: the Affordable Care Act is likely to raise the cost of labor, discourage hiring and have a…

How Much Do You Want to Pay for Medical Care?
Business
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Business
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How Much Do You Want to Pay for Medical Care?

JohnCGoodman - August 20, 2013

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…

Business
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Why I Don’t Adhere to Evidence-Based Medical Care

JohnCGoodman - August 13, 2013

My concierge doctor and I the other day were going over the results of my latest blood test, which he insists that I get with some regularity.My…

Health Policy: Stunning Results from California
Business
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Business
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Health Policy: Stunning Results from California

JohnCGoodman - August 8, 2013

I’m going to summarize in a single paragraph a debate that has been raging in health policy for the past two decades.On one side is what I…

Health Reform
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Other Views on the Employer Mandate Delay

JohnCGoodman - July 4, 2013

Ezra Klein:Delaying ObamaCare’s employer mandate is the right thing to do. Frankly, eliminating it — or at least utterly overhauling it — is probably the right thing…

Medicare’s Problems Are Much Worse Than You Think
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Medicare’s Problems Are Much Worse Than You Think

JohnCGoodman - July 2, 2013

Last week, Larry Kotlikoff and I set the record straight in the Wall Street Journal. What follows is a version of that editorial.The latest report of the…

What Is the Best Role For Government in Health Care?
Business
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Business
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What Is the Best Role For Government in Health Care?

JohnCGoodman - June 27, 2013

The other day I had a post on an ingenious entrepreneurial solution to the problem of imperfect information in the market for physicians’ services. One of the…

Policy & Law
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Malpractice: Right Diagnosis; Wrong Solution

JohnCGoodman - June 20, 2013

Zeke Emanuel and his colleagues at CAP are taking on the malpractice system. Give them credit for recognizing the problem: Zeke Emanuel and his colleagues at CAP…