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The Case for High-Deductible Insurance

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

When consumers are given choices, they purchase approriately valued health insurance. Score one for the marketplace. By Scott W. Atlas.

Analysis and Commentary

Health insurance winner

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Wednesday, July 12, 2006

As politicians and bureaucrats debate the role of government in our health-care system, and as concerns by U.S. citizens and employers about rising health-care costs and lack of control and satisfaction are raised, millions of American health-care consumers -- without big government mandates -- are taking control of their health-care dollar and bringing about changes in the health insurance marketplace…

Analysis and Commentary

Subspecialty Health Care in the United States: More Is Better!

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Daily Report
Friday, January 27, 2006

Reducing the availability of advanced medical technology will drastically affect our high standard of health care.

Analysis and Commentary

Whose Health Care Is It Anyway?

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, May 11, 2005

it is the federal control of the health-care dollar that has led to increased costs, delays in patient care, and frustrations for both doctors and patients.

Power to the Patient: Selected Health Care Issues and Policy Solutions

Power to the Patient: Selected Health Care Issues and Policy Solutions

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, February 1, 2005

The debate rages on over how to cope with the rising costs of medical care—proposed solutions range from a single payer system with a broad government control to loosely defined market-driven plans. The authors look at three key elements of health care costs and offer thoughtful, realistic suggestions to help stem the tide of rising expenses for everyone.

Analysis and Commentary

When Patients Pay, Costs Come Down

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, November 3, 2003

Despite the recognized failure of managed care to control costs, and the failure of Canadian-style health care to deliver timely access to high-level medical care, there is now a call for even more bureaucracy.

Diagnosis: Critical

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 2003

How can we fix the nation’s health care system? By giving it a dose of the free market. By Scott W. Atlas.


Robert Wesson Senior Fellow
Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow
Keith and Jan Hurlbut Senior Fellow | Director of Research

The Working Group on Health Care Policy aims to devise public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.

Key principles to guide the group's policy formation include focusing on the central role of individual choice and competitive markets in financing and delivering health services, individual responsibility for health behaviors and decisions, and appropriate guidelines for government intervention in health care markets.