Why Congress must say no to the $600 unemployment bonus extensionBy Brian Blase, Casey Mulligan and Doug BadgerNew York Post, July 11, 2020 | House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded again today that Congress extend the federal unemployment bonus beyond its July 31 expiration. Former White House economists Brian Blase, Casey Mulligan, and Doug Badger explained … [Read more...] about Madam Speaker, Listen To The Experts—Op-Ed In NY Post
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“Sweden has largely eschewed social distancing, choosing instead to permit more normal levels of economic and social interaction,” Galen Senior Fellow Doug Badger writes in a piece he coauthored for The Daily Signal. So how is that working out? They link to an interview with one of the world’s leading epidemiologists, Johan Giesecke, who “gave a very blunt … [Read more...] about Is Social Distancing Working?
New York state is grappling with a Medicaid shortfall in the billions of dollars. And one of the main reasons is improper enrollment. Using annual information from the Census Bureau to assess the demographic make-up of Medicaid enrollees over time, researcher Aaron Yelowitz and I estimated that 2.3 million to 3.3 million Medicaid enrollees nationally make an income in excess of what is … [Read more...] about New York City is a hot spot for illegal Medicaid enrollment
In his recent speech on health care, President Trump highlighted a proposed rule that hospitals make their prices public. It’s time for hospitals to comply. Transparency will likely lead to lower prices and a reduction in health care spending. Many policy experts dismiss the importance of price transparency in health care. Skeptics argue that because health insurance insulates … [Read more...] about How price transparency would revolutionize healthcare
New York Post — Good politics involves consistent, simple messages. Opponents of the Trump administration believe they have found one with health care: sabotage. When new numbers showed a small uptick in the number of uninsured from 2017 to 2018 (which actually resulted from ObamaCare’s own failures), Democratic presidential candidates and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi all had statements … [Read more...] about Five smart ways Trump has improved our health care system