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The Case For Optimism

by Scott W. Atlasvia The Hill
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

No one should underestimate the urgent issues facing the United States and the world from the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of people have already died, and thousands more are in critical condition. The death totals will certainly increase for weeks, even in the best-case projections. 


Scott Atlas: COVID-19 And Public Health Policy

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia C-SPAN
Monday, March 30, 2020

(34:42) Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas talks about the public health response to the disease and the balance between protecting lives and the creation of a herd immunological response.

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Scott W. Atlas On COVID-19 And Health Care | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Virtual Policy Briefings
Thursday, March 26, 2020

A Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing with Scott W. Atlas on COVID-19 and Health Care. 
Recorded: Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET.


Widespread Isolation And Stopping All Human Interaction Will Not Eradicate COVID-19

by Scott W. Atlasvia The Washington Times
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Current strategies prevent the development of immunity among the population.


Scott Atlas - Would Medicare For All Make Fighting Coronavirus Easier Or Worse?

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The Lars Larson Show
Monday, March 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses whether Medicare for all would make it easier and less expensive to treat the coronavirus.

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How To Reduce Prescription Drug Prices: First, Do No Harm

by Scott W. Atlasvia Missouri Medicine
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Top-down controls restrict access. Instead, encourage patients to shop around among pharmacies.

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Scott Atlas On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the outcomes of medicare for all.

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The Dangers Of Medicare For All

by Scott W. Atlasvia The New York Times
Monday, March 9, 2020

It is pure fantasy to believe that the access and quality Americans enjoy today would hold if private insurance were abolished.

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Setting The Record Straight On America's Health Care With Scott Atlas

by Scott W. Atlasvia PolicyEd
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Health care is an important to everyone, but it is often misunderstood. The health care system in the United States is the best in the world when it comes to quality and access to medical care. Cost remains an issue, however, and effective reform would lower prices without impairing access, quality, or innovation.

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Scott Atlas: Proposals To Achieve Universal Health Care Coverage

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas testifies before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce concerning proposals to achieve universal health care coverage.


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.