Department of Health and Human Services

Further Reading

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General Resources

Cato Institute. Cato’s website provides extensive research on health policy issues.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. The CFDA website has an official listing and description of all federal subsidy programs, including health programs.

Congressional Research Service. The CRS issues briefing papers on issues related to the department. CRS studies are available here.

Government Accountability Office. The GAO issues reports on the operations of the department’s programs. You can search for GAO studies here.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The department’s website provides information on agencies and programs.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Office of Inspector General investigates waste, fraud, and abuse in the department’s programs.

Medicare

Sue A. Blevins, Medicare’s Midlife Crisis (Washington: Cato Institute, 2001).

Michael F. Cannon, “Medicare,” in Cato Handbook for Policymakers, 7th ed. (Washington: Cato Institute, 2009).

David A. Hyman, Medicare Meets Mephistopheles (Washington: Cato Institute, 2006).

Medicaid and SCHIP

Michael F. Cannon, “Medicaid and SCHIP,” in Cato Handbook for Policymakers, 7th ed. (Washington: Cato Institute, 2009).

Michael F. Cannon, “Sinking SCHIP: A First Step toward Stopping the Growth of Government Health Programs,” Cato Institute Briefing Paper no. 99, September 13, 2007.

Michael F. Cannon, “Medicaid’s Unseen Costs,” Cato Institute Policy Analysis no. 548, August 18, 2005.

John Goodman, Michael Bond, Devon Herrick, and Pamela Villarreal, “Opportunities for State Medicaid Reform,” National Center for Policy Analysis, September 2006.

Jagadeesh Gokhale, “Medicaid’s Soaring Cost,” Cato Institute Policy Analysis no. 597, July 19, 2007.

Robert B. Helms, “Medicaid: The Forgotten Issue in Health Reform,” American Enterprise Institute, November 2009.

Stephen A. Moses, “Aging America’s Achilles’ Heel: Medicaid Long-Term Care” Cato Institute Policy Analysis no. 549, September 1, 2005.

General Health Care

Michael F. Cannon, “Yes, Mr. President: A Free Market Can Fix Health Care,” Cato Institute Policy Analysis no. 650, October 21, 2009.

Michael F. Cannon, “The Tax Treatment of Health Care,” in Cato Handbook for Policymakers, 7th ed. (Washington: Cato Institute, 2009).

Michael F. Cannon, “Health Care Regulation,” in Cato Handbook for Policymakers, 7th ed. (Washington: Cato Institute, 2009).

Michael F. Cannon and Michael D. Tanner, Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It (Washington: Cato Institute, 2007).

Arnold Kling, The Crisis of Abundance: Rethinking How We Pay for Healthcare (Washington: Cato Institute, 2008).

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Committee on the Budget, “A Roadmap for America’s Future, Version 2.0,” January 2010.

Michael D. Tanner, “Halfway to Where? Answering the Key Questions of Health Care Reform,” Cato Institute Policy Analysis no. 643, September 9, 2009.

Michael D. Tanner, “Obamacare to Come: Seven Bad Ideas for Health Care Reform,” Cato Institute Policy Analysis no. 638, May 21, 2009.

Michael D. Tanner, “The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World,” Cato Institute Policy Analysis no. 613, March 18, 2008.

2010 Health Care Legislation

Michael D. Tanner, “Bad Medicine: A Guide to the Real Costs and Consequences of the New Health Care Law,” Cato Institute White Paper no. 29, July 12, 2010.

Staff of the Washington Post, Landmark: The Inside Story of America’s New Health-Care Law and What It Means for Us All (New York: PublicAffairs, 2010).

Welfare

Michael D. Tanner, The Poverty of Welfare (Washington: Cato Institute, 2003).