Charles Blahous

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

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Scholarly Papers (13)

1.

The Costs of a National Single-Payer Healthcare System

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 17 Aug 2018
Charles Blahous
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 2,834 (8,642)
Citation 13

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healthcare, health care, single-payer, single payer, Medicare for all, health, health costs, health expenditures, health spending, federal budget

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Why We Have Federal Deficits: An Updated Analysis

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 19 Nov 2021
Charles Blahous
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 273 (206,188)

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Deficit, debt, federal deficit, fiscal policy, federal budget, fiscal imbalance, structural deficit, tax cuts, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, entitlements

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Thinking Apolitically about Gerrymandering

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Aug 2019
Charles Blahous
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 139 (379,363)

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gerrymandering, redistricting, compactness, representation, polarization, gerrymandering reform, Congress, districts, elections, mapmaking, Rucho, G score

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Understanding CBO's Medicare for All Cost Estimates

Mercatus Policy Brief Series
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Aug 2021
Charles Blahous
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 75 (578,439)

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Medicare, Medicare for All, entitlements, healthcare, health insurance

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An Analytical Framework for Strengthening Social Security

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 12 Nov 2020
Charles Blahous
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 61 (645,101)

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Social Security, OASI, trust funds, Social Security trust funds, sustainable solvency, Social Security trustees, trustees report, intergenerational equity, insolvency, actuarial imbalance, self-financing, population aging

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How COVID-19 Is Affecting Social Security Benefits, and What to Do about It

Mercatus COVID-19 Response Policy Brief Series
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 25 Sep 2020
Charles Blahous
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 57 (666,577)

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COVID-19, pandemic, healthcare, Social Security, entitlements, safety net, fiscal policy

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Reforming Medicaid Reimbursement before the Next Pandemic

Mercatus Special Edition Policy Brief
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 11 May 2020
Charles Blahous and Elise Amez Droz
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 55 (677,849)

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Medicaid, entitlement programs, Affordable Care Act, economic relief, healthcare, coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, public health, economics, quarantine, economy, economic crisis

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The Fiscal Effects of Repealing the Affordable Care Act

MERCATUS RESEARCH
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 12 Jul 2018
Charles Blahous
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 49 (713,852)
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Averting the Multiemployer Pension Solvency Crisis

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 03 May 2019
Charles Blahous
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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multiemployer pensions, PBGC, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, pension insurance, joint select committee, liability discounting, orphan liabilities, bailout, pension funding, underfunding, union pensions, PBGC premiums

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Will the Recent Slowdown in Health Care Cost Growth Improve Medicare’S Financing Outlook?

MERCATUS RESEARCH
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 Jul 2018
Charles Blahous
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Why We Have Federal Deficits: The Policy Decisions that Created Them

MERCATUS RESEARCH
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 07 Jun 2018
Charles Blahous
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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The Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion Is Shifting Resources away from Low-Income Children

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Dec 2022
Charles Blahous and Liam Sigaud
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 29 (860,980)

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Affordable Care Act, children’s health, effects of Medicaid expansion, entitlement spending, federal health policy, federal health programs, health policy, Medicaid, Medicaid benefits, Medicaid children, Medicaid eligibility groups, Medicaid expansion, Medicaid spending, Medicaid spending trends, Ob

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The Failure to Establish Effective Rules for Financing U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs

Mercatus Special Study
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 21 Sep 2022 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2022
Charles Blahous
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Medicaid, entitlement reform, federal budget, Social Security, economic policy, taxes