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The Picture of Health

by Scott W. Atlasvia Advancing a Free Society
Saturday, April 7, 2012

From the facts, we know that Americans enjoy outstanding access and quality in their health care system. The only real “crisis” in America’s health care today is the unsustainable, increasing burden of health care costs on the government budget and the economy.

Interviews

Quality of U.S. Health-Care System Better than Many are Led to Believe

with Scott W. Atlasvia Fox Business
Monday, March 26, 2012

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Dr. Scott Atlas on why the quality of, and access to, health care in the U.S. is better than many perceive it to be...

Analysis and Commentary

ObamaCare's Bogus Cost Savings

by Daniel P. Kesslervia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The evidence mounts that the health law won't make care more efficient or more affordable...

Analysis and Commentary

Striking 'Obamacare' a rejection of overreach

by Scott W. Atlasvia Politico
Monday, March 12, 2012

Much like the patient who anxiously awaits a final diagnosis from a highly trained team of specialists, Americans await their fate from the nine men and women on the U.S. Supreme Court. And they should be extremely anxious about the outcome...

Interviews

Scott Atlas on America Now

with Scott W. Atlasvia America Now with Andy Dean
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Guest – Dr. Scott Atlas – Healthcare Expert [Interview begins around 19:15]...

Analysis and Commentary

ObamaCare Is At The Core Of The President's War On Excellence

by Scott W. Atlasvia Investor's Business Daily
Thursday, February 16, 2012

This sweeping legislation clearly represents a political and philosophical agenda, because it fails to address the single most important issue regarding reform — rising health care costs...

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The Car Insurance Model

by Scott W. Atlasvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, February 2, 2012

We need to hold individuals accountable for reckless, voluntary behaviors that drive up the cost of healthcare...

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The Car Insurance Model

by Scott W. Atlasvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, February 2, 2012

We need to hold individuals accountable for reckless, voluntary behaviors that drive up the cost of healthcare.

In Excellent Health:  Setting the Record Straight on America's Health Care
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In Excellent Health: Setting the Record Straight on America's Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Medical care in the United States has been loudly and repeatedly derided as inferior in comparison to health care systems in much of the developed world and even in some relatively undeveloped nations.

Analysis and Commentary

It's Still Possible to Cut Spending: Here's How

by R. Glenn Hubbardvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The obvious place to begin is the repeal of ObamaCare. We also need to empower the states, streamline the federal government and modernize Medicare and Social Security...

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Keith and Jan Hurlbut Senior Fellow

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.