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Widespread Isolation And Stopping All Human Interaction Will Not Eradicate COVID-19

by Scott W. Atlasvia The Washington Times
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Current strategies prevent the development of immunity among the population.

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How To Reduce Prescription Drug Prices: First, Do No Harm

by Scott W. Atlasvia Missouri Medicine
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Top-down controls restrict access. Instead, encourage patients to shop around among pharmacies.

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Scott Atlas On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses the outcomes of medicare for all.

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The Dangers Of Medicare For All

by Scott W. Atlasvia The New York Times
Monday, March 9, 2020

It is pure fantasy to believe that the access and quality Americans enjoy today would hold if private insurance were abolished.

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Setting The Record Straight On America's Health Care With Scott Atlas

by Scott W. Atlasvia PolicyEd
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Health care is an important to everyone, but it is often misunderstood. The health care system in the United States is the best in the world when it comes to quality and access to medical care. Cost remains an issue, however, and effective reform would lower prices without impairing access, quality, or innovation.

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“Free” Health Care Isn’t

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

How single-payer systems fail their patients.

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The Fraud Of Single-Payer Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The consistent failures of single-payer health care worldwide are well-documented.

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Public Option Kills Private Insurance

by Scott W. Atlasvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

At the center of Joe Biden’s health-care proposal is the “public option”—a government insurance policy that would compete with private plans. Mr. Biden has obviously seen the polling. By 57% to 37%, Americans reject the idea, put forth by some of Mr. Biden’s Democratic rivals, of abolishing private insurance in favor of “Medicare for All.”

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Shop Till Medical Costs Drop

by Scott W. Atlasvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 6, 2019

In an effort to bring down the costs of medical care, the Trump administration wants to make prices visible to patients, and it’s moving aggressively to make that happen.

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The Conservative Case For Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The discussion about health care reform has changed dramatically to one of single-payer, government-run care vs. a patient-centered, competition-based, decentralized system. Let’s all first realize this: Today’s silence about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, exposes consensus acknowledgement of the failure of Obamacare.

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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.