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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.

Waiting for Dr. Godot

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Long treatment delays at VA hospitals shouldn’t shock us. In countries with government health care monopolies, waiting months—even years—represents business as usual.

Side Effects May Include Collusion

by Daniel P. Kesslervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Caution: ObamaCare might encourage hospitals and doctors to fix prices.

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. 


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.