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Power to the Patient: Selected Health Care Issues and Policy Solutions

Power to the Patient: Selected Health Care Issues and Policy Solutions

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, February 1, 2005

The debate rages on over how to cope with the rising costs of medical care—proposed solutions range from a single payer system with a broad government control to loosely defined market-driven plans. The authors look at three key elements of health care costs and offer thoughtful, realistic suggestions to help stem the tide of rising expenses for everyone.

Analysis and Commentary

When Patients Pay, Costs Come Down

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, November 3, 2003

Despite the recognized failure of managed care to control costs, and the failure of Canadian-style health care to deliver timely access to high-level medical care, there is now a call for even more bureaucracy.

Diagnosis: Critical

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 2003

How can we fix the nation’s health care system? By giving it a dose of the free market. By Scott W. Atlas.


David and Joan Traitel 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.