Christopher J. Conover is a Research Scholar in the Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research at Duke University, an adjunct scholar at AEI, and a Mercatus-affiliated senior scholar. He has taught in the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, the Duke School of Medicine and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke. His research interests are in the area of health regulation and state health policy, with a focus on issues related to health care for the medically indigent (including the uninsured), and estimating the magnitude of the social burden of illness. He is the recent author of The American Health Economy Illustrated and is a Forbes contributor at The Health Policy Skeptic.
Ph.D., M.Phil., policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School Master of Arts in Political Science, University of Minnesota Master of Philosophy in Policy Analysis, RAND Graduate Institute B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, 1972
According to national survey of 1,000 working-age adults commissioned by CIGNA, only 20% of women and 15% of men bother to compare the costs of doctors and medical procedures vs. 15% of men. The enemy of rising health costs? It's us.
In an interview with Paul Howard, Director of the Manhattan Institute's Center for Medical Progress, Christopher J. Conover discusses the findings of his recent book "American Health Economy Illustrated."
More than half the country agrees with my view that Obamacare should be repealed. But perhaps even the rest of the public could be persuaded that delaying full implementation for at least a year - say, till January 2015 - is a good idea. Why? There are five simple reasons.
The award-winning documentary, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, premiered on CNN this month.The film delivered an extremely engaging story even as it provided viewers with a distorted picture of the actual truth about American health care. Put simply, Escape Fire missed the forest from the trees.