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Scott W. Atlas, MD, is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at the Hoover In

Atlas’s talk on America's health care

via Hoover Institution
Monday, October 18, 2010

Hoover senior fellow Scott Atlas is a member of Hoover’s Working Group on Health Care Policy, a professor of radiology and chief of neuroradiology at the Stanford University Medical Center, and a senior fellow at the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies. He presented a talk titled “America's Health Care: Ignored Facts and Disregarded Options” at the Hoover retreat held October 17-19, 2010. (32:41)

Analysis and Commentary

Voters on ObamaCare: Informed and Opposed

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, Douglas Riversvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, October 15, 2010

A new poll shows that opposition to the individual mandate is intense...

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Books

Reforming America’s Health Care System

via Hoover Institution Press
Thursday, October 14, 2010

In Reforming America’s Health Care System, health policy experts from the United States, Canada, and Western Europe discuss both what to expect from the recent health reform legislation and that alternatives should still be considered.

Healthy Skepticism

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, Douglas Riversvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A portent for November: very few of the Americans who disliked
comprehensive health care reform a few months ago like it any better
now.

Analysis and Commentary

Obamacare: The sequel

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Monday, September 20, 2010

President might use diktats to up the ante...

Charles Phelps

How does good technology go bad?

by Charles E. Phelpsvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Incentives and information for providers and consumers could bring some rationality to this process

The Effect of Medicare on The Disabled On The Market For Private Insurance

The Effect of Medicare on The Disabled On The Market For Private Insurance

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kesslervia Journal of Health Economics
Monday, July 12, 2010

John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, and Daniel P. Kessler, “The Effect of Medicare on The Disabled On The Market For Private Insurance”. Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 29, pgs. 418–425, 2010.

Eight Questions You Should Ask about Our Health Care System (Even if the Answers Make You Sick), by Charles E. Phelps.
Books

Eight Questions You Should Ask About Our Health Care System (Even if the Answers Make You Sick)

by Charles E. Phelpsvia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, June 18, 2010

In this book, Charles E. Phelps provides a comprehensive look at our health care system, including how the current system evolved, how the health care sector behaves, and a detailed analysis of "the good, the bad, and the ugly" parts of the system—from technological advances (the "good") to variations in treatment patterns (the "bad") to hidden costs and perverse incentives (the "ugly").

No More Entitlements

by Scott W. Atlasvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The great irony in the Obama administration's latest expansion of entitlements, its massive commitment to health care, is that it has created one that most Americans don't want. Poll after poll demonstrate that most Americans oppose the Democrats' radical change to the U.S.

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David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow
Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow
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.