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


Health Costs Are Rising Because of Price Controls

By Daniel J. Mitchell. Foundation for Economic Education. July 14, 2017.

Bringing Senate Conservatives and Moderates Together on Health-Care Reform

By Michael F. Cannon. National Review (Online). July 10, 2017.

The Uninspiring Medicaid Debate

By Michael D. Tanner. National Review (Online). July 5, 2017.

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

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).


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

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

Welfare Reform Turns 20: Looking Back, Going Forward

Featuring Michael D. Tanner. August 22, 2016. Conference.

The Human Cost of Welfare: How the System Hurts the People It’s Supposed to Help

Featuring Michael D. Tanner. March 28, 2016. Book 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.