In an interview on Sunday's "Face The Nation," Sen. Bernie Sanders vowed that if he becomes president, he will cut prescription drug prices in half.
"Let me make a campaign promise to you and you can repeat this, play this tape over if I'm...
The Trump administration wants to increase transparency in prescription drug pricing. But health economists say the administration's call to tie prices to what other nations pay might work better.
Amitabh ChandraPBMs are bashed all the time, for having market power and not sharing rebates with payers (all true). But the truth is that they lower prices more than if they didn't exist. Here's a great piece of reporting on this point.
The Affordable Care Act was passed nine years ago. Since then, it has saved the U.S. more than $2 trillion in health care costs.
Amitabh ChandraZeke Emanuel attributes the entire slowdown in health care spending to the ACA. This is a weird argument because health care spending has slowed throughout the OECD since the ACA passed- in the UK, France, Canada, Germany- did ACA cause these slowdowns too?
Academics must realize that studies based on correlations or incomplete data that will be misinterpreted by the media are best left unwritten.
Amitabh ChandraHere's @C_Garthwaite linking my favorite things: 🥚 and 💊 and making the point that some research papers should not be written, because they're actively misleading the public while throat-clearing in the fine print.
It’s no accident that the Democratic Party went from wanting a 39.6 percent top tax rate to wanting much more.
Amitabh ChandraTerrific explainer by @ezraklein on the complicated topic of high income and wealth taxation, including an idea from economists that high tax rates may also decrease wage bargaining by high income people.