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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:)...

The Case for High-Deductible Insurance

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

When consumers are given choices, they purchase approriately valued health insurance. Score one for the marketplace. By Scott W. Atlas.

Analysis and Commentary

Health insurance winner

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Wednesday, July 12, 2006

As politicians and bureaucrats debate the role of government in our health-care system, and as concerns by U.S. citizens and employers about rising health-care costs and lack of control and satisfaction are raised, millions of American health-care consumers -- without big government mandates -- are taking control of their health-care dollar and bringing about changes in the health insurance marketplace…

Analysis and Commentary

Subspecialty Health Care in the United States: More Is Better!

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Daily Report
Friday, January 27, 2006

Reducing the availability of advanced medical technology will drastically affect our high standard of health care.


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.