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Analysis and Commentary

Mr. Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia Forbes
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sen. Ted Kennedy was long established as the singularly effective Democrat leader in the Senate for causes related to "social justice."...

Analysis and Commentary

The Power of the Patient

by Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Monday, August 24, 2009

The Obama and Democrat health care agenda is meeting loud and strong opposition from American voters, who are fighting back for what they believe in...

Analysis and Commentary

Looking Beyond The Public Option

by Scott W. Atlasvia Forbes
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Obama administration claims its motivation for a public plan option--government insurance for all--rests on the more fundamental goal of increasing competition among health insurance providers...

Analysis and Commentary

Rationing Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia Forbes
Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Government expenditures for health care are increasing and becoming unsustainable...

Here’s a Second Opinion

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ten reasons why America’s health care system is in better condition than you might suppose. By Scott W. Atlas.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Should Americans Care About Crowd-Out and Mandates?

by Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Monday, June 29, 2009

The Democrats in Congress have a plan for health insurance reform that rests on two key principles: 1) government coverage available to everyone who wants it; and 2) mandated insurance required for all Americans...

Analysis and Commentary

ObamaCare: Kiss Your Access Goodbye

by Scott W. Atlasvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

President Obama and the Democratic Congress repeat a mantra so often that it has become a truism: America's health care system is a scandalous failure, and it is absolutely urgent that we fix it now...

Analysis and Commentary

Alternatives to government health takeover

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sixteen years ago, a relatively young, ambitious new Democratic president arrived in Washington determined to transform America's health care system...

Analysis and Commentary

Should healthcare be nationalized?

by Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Friday, April 10, 2009

Health care reform is a targeted priority of the Administration and the Congress, and there are big problems to solve...

In the News

10 Surprising Facts about American Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Medical care in the United States is derided as miserable compared to health care systems in the rest of the developed world...


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.