Tag: Healthcare
More Executive Orders Will Not Fix Healthcare

Draconian measures to “flatten the curve” were implemented to prevent the healthcare sector from becoming overwhelmed with infected patients. Now, as many states reopen for business, it seems relatively few healthcare facilities are overwhelmed. However, much of the healthcare industry is still struggling. Becker Hospital Review finds that more than 250 hospitals are furloughing…
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COVID-19 Policy: Yet Another Intergenerational Transfer

There is still a lot we don’t know about the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing we do know is that those most at risk of death are the elderly and people with other underlying health problems. While there is a small risk of death for people who are healthy and young, most healthy young…
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Coronavirus Relief Blows Up the Federal Budget

The fiscal impact of the federal government’s coronavirus relief measures is likely to be dramatic.

Economic Prosperity or Pandemic Protection: Why Not Both?

United States government officials previously estimated the COVID-19 virus would infect between 70 million and 150 million Americans, causing between 100,000 and 240,000 fatalities. Both estimates made the coronavirus the most devastating pandemic since the Spanish Flu (which some consider the deadliest pandemic ever). But after re-examining the data, these estimates have been dramatically…
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Cut Regulations and Get COVID-19 Drugs to Patients

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the U.S. healthcare system, many healthcare professionals are struggling to find enough medical supplies to treat patients and to avoid becoming infected themselves. A recent New York Post article finds nurses working in a New York City hospital resorted to covering themselves with garbage bags because the…
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Yields to Political Pressure on COVID-19 Policy

Florida’s previous policy of giving discretion to local governments was more sensible.

This National Doctors’ Day, Let’s Show Our Appreciation

Today is National Doctors’ Day, a day when patients can give thanks for the hard work and dedication of physicians and all those who support doctors such as nurses (who will formally be recognized on National Nurses Day on May 6). People around the globe are more grateful than ever for their physicians this year. During the…
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To Battle Covid-19, Cut Regulation!

Nearly three weeks ago, the United States reported 230 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 virus and a dozen fatalities. On March 24, the United States reached 64,645 confirmed cases and 908 deaths. In New York City the death toll hit 192. As anyone with a TV or digital news feed knows, the virus is…
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California Coronavirus Measures Impact the Justice System

As we noted, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s March 12 Executive Order N-25-20 “readies state to commandeer hotels and medical facilities to isolate and treat COVID-19 patients” and “readies the state to commandeer property for temporary residences and medical facilities for quarantining, isolating or treating individuals.” As Milton Friedman observed, temporary government measures often become permanent,…
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Coronacrisis and Leviathan

In his magisterial Crisis and Leviathan, Robert Higgs shows that the growth of government in the twentieth century can largely be explained by patterns of crisis and response. These crises can be real (World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, stagflation) or imagined (inequality, the various isms). In either case new government programs, agencies, and policies…
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