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.

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Elizabeth Warren, European Corporatist

By Ryan Bourne. The Weekly Standard. August 20, 2018.

America’s Entitlement Crisis Just Keeps Growing

By Michael D. Tanner. National Review (Online). June 13, 2018.

Why Does Wall Street Love Trump’s Ineffective Drug-price Plan?

By Charles Silver and David A. Hyman. Stat. May 14, 2018.

Cato Studies

Immigrant Wages Converge with Those of Native-Born Americans

By Andrew Forrester and Alex Nowrasteh. Immigration Research and Policy Brief No. 9. October 4, 2018.

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.


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

Should Kansas Expand Its Medicaid Coverage

By Michael D. Tanner. Testimony. February 9, 2017.

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.

Cato Reviews & Journals

39. Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program

Cato Handbook for Policymakers. Cato Handbook for Policymakers, 8th Edition (2017).

38. Medicare

Cato Handbook for Policymakers. Cato Handbook for Policymakers, 8th Edition (2017).

35. Health Care Regulation

Cato Handbook for Policymakers. Cato Handbook for Policymakers, 8th Edition (2017).


Is Obamacare Now Optional? New Rule Expands Consumer Protections in Short-Term Health Plans

Featuring Michael F. Cannon, Jeff Vanderslice, and Chris Pope. August 8, 2018. Capitol Hill Briefing.

Liberating Telemedicine

Featuring Shirley Svorny, Michael F. Cannon, Peter Russo, & Brian Schatz (D-HI). November 15, 2017. Capitol Hill Briefing.

What in the World Is Going on with Obamacare’s Exchanges?

Featuring Michael F. Cannon and Peter Russo. October 6, 2016. Capitol Hill Briefing.


Avoiding a Health Care Disaster

By Michael F. Cannon. January 22, 2009.

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.