Despite their popularity with seniors, the disabled, the needy, and those who might otherwise have to care for them, Medicare and Medicaid have done enormous damage to the U.S. health care sector and to individual liberty.

More on Medicare and Medicaid


The SGR Fix Will Bust the Budget

By Michael F. Cannon. National Review (Online). March 26, 2015.

Obamacare: Not as Bad as It Could Have Been, But Still Awful

By Michael D. Tanner. National Review (Online). March 25, 2015.

Medicare and Social Security Tabs Coming Due

By Michael D. Tanner. Reason. February 6, 2015.

Cato Studies

Do Doctors Practice Defensive Medicine? Revisited

By Myungho Paik, Bernard Black, and David A. Hyman. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 12. October 15, 2014.

Obamacare: What We Know Now

By Michael D. Tanner. Policy Analysis No. 745. January 27, 2014.

50 Vetoes: How States Can Stop the Obama Health Care Law

By Michael F. Cannon. White Paper. March 21, 2013.


Should Kansas Expand Medicaid Under the Affordable Care Act?

Jagadeesh Gokhale. Kansas Policy Institute. February 2013.

The Effect of Federal Health Care ‘Reform’ on Kansas General Fund Medicaid Expenditures

Jagadeesh Gokhale and Angela C. Erickson. Kansas Policy Institute. June 2011.

Projecting Oklahoma’s Medicaid Expenditure Growth under the PPACA

Jagadeesh Gokhale and Angela C. Erickson. Oklahoma Council on Public Affairs. May 18, 2011.

Public Filings

The PPACA’s Health Insurance Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion

By Michael F. Cannon. Testimony. January 22, 2013.

Hall v. Sebelius

By Ilya Shapiro, Trevor Burrus, and Kathleen Hunker. Legal Briefs. September 28, 2012.

Estimating the Effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Kansas Medicaid Expenditures

By Jagadeesh Gokhale. Testimony. November 9, 2011.

Cato Reviews & Journals

The Entitlement ‘Crisitunity’

Ike Brannon. Regulation. Fall 2014.

No Discharge: Medicaid and EMTALA

Jeffrey A. Singer. Regulation. Fall 2014.


The Economics of Medicaid and the Need for Reform

Featuring Michael D. Tanner. May 27, 2014. Capitol Hill Briefing.

“A Gun to the Head”: Secretary Sebelius’s Coercive Tactics to Expand Medicaid

Featuring Michael F. Cannon. July 19, 2013. Capitol Hill Briefing.

Halbig v. Sebelius: ‘All of ObamaCare Hangs on the Outcome’

Featuring Michael F. Cannon. June 17, 2013. Policy Forum.

Downsizing the Federal Government

Failures of the Unemployment Insurance System

By Chris Edwards and George C. Leef. June 2011.

Medicaid Reforms

By Chris Edwards. September 2010.

2010 Healthcare Legislation

By Michael D. Tanner. September 2010.