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Cogan on Improving the Health Care System
Jul 31 2006

Russ Roberts talks with Stanford University's John Cogan about what's wrong with America's health care system and how to make it right.

Along the way they discuss economics of health care, the tax treatment of employer-provided insurance, the role of state-mandated insurance requirements and the political economy of health care reform.

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shaun anthony
Aug 1 2006 at 7:03pm

These podcasts are just great. Keep it up. Practical enconomics, and entertaining too.

Stuart Berman
Aug 20 2006 at 10:20pm

Brilliant discussion and great use of this medium! It sure dispels the notion that U.S. healthcare is abysmal and the solution is socialized medicine.

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