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Analysis and Commentary

ObamaCare's Anti-Innovation Effect

by Scott W. Atlasvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Socked by new taxes, U.S. health-care technology companies are moving R&D centers and jobs overseas.


Scott Atlas on the John Batchelor Show (20:22)

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Senior Fellow Scott Atlas discusses the NHS, global healthcare rankings, and the Affordable Care Act on the John Batchelor Show.

Analysis and Commentary

Where ObamaCare is Going

by Scott W. Atlasvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The liberal attraction to making government the sole source of health-care insurance has not abated even as the deficiencies in ObamaCare, a halfway move toward the single-payer model, have become increasingly evident. The question is whether growing signs of single-payer trouble overseas will be enough to discourage this country's flirtation with socialized medicine.

Healthcare Application

Scott Atlas on the John Batchelor Show (3:49)

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Senior Fellow Scott Atlas discussed his Defining Ideas piece, "The Surprising International Consensus on Healthcare," on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show.

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Defining Ideas: The Surprising International Consensus on Healthcare

by Scott W. Atlasvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Unlike our government, the Europeans are starting to understand that the cure to failed nationalized health systems is privatization. 

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Analysis and Commentary

ObamaCare Invites Unhealthy Doctor-Hospital Collusion

by Daniel P. Kesslervia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Liberals and conservatives agree that promoting vigorous competition among doctors and hospitals is essential to reducing spending and improving quality in markets for health care.

Healthcare Costs
Analysis and Commentary

Vertical Integration: Hospital Ownership Of Physician Practices Is Associated With Higher Prices And Spending

by Daniel P. Kessler, Laurence Baker, M. Kate Bundorfvia Health Affairs
Monday, May 12, 2014

We examined the consequences of contractual or ownership relationships between hospitals and physician practices, often described as vertical integration. 

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Obamacare: What’s Happened and What’s Next

by Scott W. Atlasvia Fellow Talks
Monday, May 5, 2014

Scott Atlas, the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, gave a comprehensive overview of the Affordable Care Act in his talk entitled “Obamacare: What’s Happened and What’s Next.” 

Healthcare Costs
Analysis and Commentary

The Coming Two-Tier Health System

by Scott W. Atlasvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

With the unveiling of the Affordable Care Act's website, the public experienced a painful reminder of the consequences of the government's new authority over health care.

Healthcare warning
Analysis and Commentary

Measuring the Success of Obamacare: Don't Be Misled

by Scott W. Atlasvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Many key provisions of The Affordable Care Act were finally implemented earlier this year, and widespread dismay over the reality of an overreaching government immediately followed.


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.