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Articles by Christopher J. Conover

How Risky Is It to Be Uninsured? Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Our hodgepodge of efforts to help the uninsured have substantially reduced the incentive to buy coverage.
‘Not One Dime’: Health Care Law Projected to Add $6.2 Trillion to U.S. Deficit Thursday, March 14, 2013
Congress is likely to follow precedent and bypass the new health care law’s draconian payment cuts to doctors and hospitals, causing the law's cost to balloon ...
Is U.S. Health Spending on Another Planet? Monday, February 13, 2012
While the United States consumes a disproportionate share of global resources devoted to medical care, this global share is shrinking.
Romney, Perry, and Huntsman: A Tale of Three Governors Tuesday, January 10, 2012
How did these three presidential aspirants do when it comes to healthcare spending?
In Sickness or in Wealth Wednesday, November 30, 2011
How out-of-pocket health spending added 10 million people to the ranks of the poor.
The Family Healthcare Budget Squeeze Monday, November 14, 2011
Healthcare will overtake shelter within five years to become the single largest category of consumption. How has this happened?
Is Medicare a Ponzi Scheme? Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Many retirees feel they have ‘paid’ for benefits through their payroll taxes. This is much closer to being true for Social Security than it is for Medicare.
Entitled to Leisure? Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The growing length of retirement for men in part reflects a decline in the number of years spent working. Is this a good thing?
Feeling Poorer? Healthcare Bears Some Blame Thursday, August 11, 2011
A look at what happens when health spending rises much faster than either national income or household wealth.
Government Share of Healthcare Is Far Bigger Than Advertised Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The conventional ways of cataloguing and reporting health spending significantly understate the government share of health spending.
Health Is the Health of the State Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Between 1966 and 2007, the entire increase in the size of government relative to the economy resulted from growth in tax-financed health spending.