A diagnosis at odds with a treatment plan

Abstract

In Excellent Health provides a lengthy and impressive recapitulation of published research on health care quality by Scott Atlas of Stanford University and the Hoover Institution. Atlas provides an antidote for any readers who might have overdosed on one too many critiques of US health care by the Commonwealth Foundation. His data-based arguments about the many achievements of our nation’s health system provide necessary balance to an often one-sided “debate.” Unfortunately, this discussion of how the US stacks up compared to other major countries in treating serious illnesses seems disconnected from disappointing policy reform recommendations in the closing chapter.

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Thomas P.
Miller
  • Thomas Miller is a former senior health economist for the Joint Economic Committee (JEC). He studies health care policy and regulation. A former trial attorney, journalist, and sports broadcaster, Mr. Miller is the co-author of Why ObamaCare Is Wrong For America (HarperCollins 2011) and heads AEI's "Beyond Repeal & Replace" health reform project. He has testified before Congress on issues including the uninsured, health care costs, Medicare prescription drug benefits, health insurance tax credits, genetic information, Social Security, and federal reinsurance of catastrophic events. While at the JEC, he organized a number of hearings that focused on reforms in private health care markets, such as information transparency and consumer-driven health care.
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