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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...

Analysis and Commentary

Pardon the interruption

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

As politicians, economists, popular media and an ever increasing list of others convincingly proclaim cures for the ills of American health care...

Analysis and Commentary

Beware of ObamaCare

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama has a plan for American health care...

Managing the Health Care Myth

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 19, 2007

If it’s a free market, why does the U.S. health care system keep its patients in the dark about costs? By Scott W. Atlas.

Analysis and Commentary

Letters to the Editor

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Washington Times misses the mark with its criticism of Rudolph W. Giuliani's bold, free-market ideas for improving America's health care system...

Progress by Small Steps

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

“Microloans” already help people in the Third World escape from poverty. Now “micropayments” are helping them get health care. By Scott W. Atlas.

Analysis and Commentary

Health-care lies

by Scott W. Atlasvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sunday, June 17, 2007

Politicians, academic leaders, the media and a host of self-anointed experts churn out "facts" about the American health-care system...

Analysis and Commentary

Oh, Canada, we don't want your health care

by Scott W. Atlasvia Orange County Register
Thursday, April 5, 2007

As we enter the U.S. presidential campaign season, the domestic issue du jour is health care...

Analysis and Commentary

Tear down those health-care walls

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Friday, March 9, 2007

Surprise. Real vision has again come from Washington...

Analysis and Commentary

Micro health plans for macro benefit

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Democritus touted the goal of good health in the fifth century B.C., when he said that "without health, nothing is of any use, not money nor anything else" ("On Diet:)...


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.