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Restoring Quality Health Care: A Six Point Plan For Comprehensive Reform At Lower Cost

by Scott W. Atlasvia Real Clear Health
Monday, November 9, 2015

The current trajectory of the health system threatens its sustainability. Instead of the trade-off "take away benefits or raise taxes," I propose a six-point plan that restores the appropriate incentives to increase health care quality and simultaneously reduce its costs.

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Restoring Quality Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Monday, October 26, 2015

Time is of the essence. America’s aging population will increasingly require medical care at an unprecedented level. Although extraordinary advances in technology offer great promise, the current trajectory of the health system, particularly under Obamacare, threatens both the sustainability of the system and the innovation essential to reaching its full potential.

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Two Essential Tools For Repairing The Obamacare Damage

by Scott W. Atlas, John F. Coganvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Health-care savings accounts and high-deductible plans empower consumers and will bring down costs.

Analysis and Commentary

Repairing The ObamaCare Wreckage

by Scott W. Atlasvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Despite the Supreme Court decision to uphold the subsidies for private insurance in King v. Burwell, the fundamental problems with the Affordable Care Act remain. Ironically, it is the growing government centralization of health insurance at the expense of private insurance that must be addressed.

Medicare Disadvantage

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2015

For an older population, relying on government-run health care is a very bad idea.

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Analysis and Commentary

How Obamacare Fails The Poor And Middle Class

by Scott W. Atlasvia CNN.com
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

New figures indicate that about 11 million people have signed up for health insurance during this latest sign-up period of Obamacare, of which about half will be from the uninsured population, based on previous estimates.

Take Care to Innovate

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

How ObamaCare threatens to ruin our leadership in research and development.

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The Obamacare Election

by Scott W. Atlasvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The law is restricting treatment options, especially for poor and middle class families. 

Analysis and Commentary

If You Like Choice In Health Care, Look To Republicans

by Scott W. Atlasvia CNN
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

America is facing the greatest health care challenges in its history.

Analysis and Commentary

Congress and ObamaCare: What To Expect Next

by Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Friday, November 14, 2014

The resounding rejection of President Obama and his administration’s policies seems like the obvious interpretation of the midterm election. And polling indicates that ObamaCare ranked near the top of the issues serving as the object of that widespread repudiation.

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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.