The External Medicine Podcast

John Cochrane, PhD: The Economics of Affordable Healthcare

July 19, 2022 The External Medicine Podcast Episode 22
The External Medicine Podcast
John Cochrane, PhD: The Economics of Affordable Healthcare
Show Notes

In this conversation, Daniel Belkin and Mitch Belkin speak with Professor John Cochrane about the economics of the American healthcare system. We discuss the lack of clarity around US healthcare pricing, as well as how employer-sponsored health insurance and the persistence of massive cross subsidies contribute to dysfunction in the US healthcare market. Professor Cochrane argues that the best way to solve these problems is to simplify regulation and remove regulatory hurdles which prevent innovative entrants from improving healthcare and making it more affordable.

Who is John Cochrane?

Professor John Cochrane is an economist specializing in finance and macroeconomics. Formerly a professor at the University of Chicago, Cochrane is now the Rose-Marie and Jack Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He blogs regularly as The Grumpy Economist at https://johnhcochrane.blogspot.com/.

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