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

Where’s the Benefit?

by Scott W. Atlasvia Defining Ideas
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Beneath piles of proposals, nothing but harm

Analysis and Commentary

Where's the benefit?

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Regardless of the facts, most of the media seem to focus on one aspect of the proposed health care legislation - cost - as if it is a given that the Democratic reforms are desirable, except for the quandary of how to pay for them...

John F. Cogan

Doubling Down on a Flawed Insurance Model

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kesslervia Defining Ideas
Thursday, October 15, 2009

Obama’s health care plan takes the problems of the current system and makes them worse.

Analysis and Commentary

Inside The Baucus Health Plan

by Scott W. Atlasvia Forbes
Monday, October 12, 2009

The Congressional Budget Office numbers are in, and America's politicians and self-defined experts in the media will be either extolling its accuracies or deriding its fantasies, to validate their own positions on the Baucus health plan...

Analysis and Commentary

2 commission members tout plan's promise

by John F. Coganvia Sacramento Bee
Sunday, October 11, 2009

As members of the Commission on the 21st Century Economy, we spent nine months diligently addressing problems created by California's outdated and deeply flawed tax system...

Cancel the Code Blue

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 9, 2009

Ready for restricted access to doctors, therapies, and care? Most patients say no. Yet this is what Obama Care is in a big hurry to deliver. By Scott W. Atlas.

Analysis and Commentary

Doubling Down on a Flawed Insurance Model

by John F. Cogan, Daniel P. Kesslervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 25, 2009

“What this plan will do is make the insurance you have work better for you....And here’s what you need to know, I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits—either now or in the future. Period.”...

A Health Care Plan for California

by John F. Cogan, George P. Shultzvia Analysis
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Our objective is to make health care in California more affordable and more accessible. There is virtual universal access now, but it is carried out in emergency rooms, which take all comers. Such an undesirable method not only heavily burdens emergency rooms but means that many people wind up without care because they do not have an organized way of obtaining it.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Are These Health Care Fixes Ignored?

by Scott W. Atlasvia Forbes
Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Our president and his allies in Congress have been advancing their plan to offer government as the answer to insurance reform...

David Brady

Public Opinion and Health Reform

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kesslervia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Americans reject the cost of health care legislation but favor helping the chronically ill.


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.