Articles by Christopher J. Conover
‘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.