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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.

A Policy too Far

by George P. Shultz, Scott W. Atlas, John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

Yes, we need to make affordable health insurance available. But to do so we need to scrap the “cover everything” mentality.


Scott Atlas on the John Batchelor Show (19:36)

with Scott W. Atlasvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Healthcare Costs
Analysis and Commentary

Single Payer Is Inevitably Hillary Clinton's Unwise Fix For Obamacare

by Scott W. Atlasvia
Friday, March 28, 2014
Hillary Clinton
Analysis and Commentary

Would Hillary Clinton Give Us Worse Than ObamaCare?

by Scott W. Atlasvia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

It's time to consider what the presumptive 2016 Democrat nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, will do with ObamaCare as it continues to implode. Will she distance herself from it?


Scott Atlas on the John Batchelor Show (30:14)

with Scott W. Atlasvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

 Larry Kudlow, The Kudlow Report, CNBC; and Cumulus Media radio. Sudeep Reddy, WSJ. John H. Cochrane, Hoover, Cato, & Grumpy Economist, Booth School of Business. Scott W Atlas: Hoover, Investors Business Daily &

Analysis and Commentary

When Will the Backlash Occur?

by Scott W. Atlasvia
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Americans watching the Affordable Care Act’s implementation are witnessing a government policy debacle that is as large as any in memory.


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.