Thomas Miller is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies health care policy, including regulatory barriers to choice and competition, market-based alternatives to the Affordable Care Act, health care litigation, and the political economy of health care reform.

A former senior health economist for the Joint Economic Committee in Congress, Mr. Miller was previously a trial attorney, journalist, and sports broadcaster.

Mr. Miller is the coauthor of the bestseller “Why Obamacare Is Wrong for America” (HarperCollins, 2011), the first in-depth examination of the impact of the Affordable Care Act. His analyses and commentary have been published and featured widely in peer-reviewed publications and in the popular press, including Cato Journal, Health Affairs, Law and Contemporary Problems, the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Politics, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Mr. Miller has also testified before Congress on the uninsured, health care costs, Medicare cost sharing, high-risk pools, health care competition, health insurance tax credits, the individual mandate, genetic information, Social Security, and the federal reinsurance of catastrophic events, among others.

Mr. Miller has a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law and a B.A. in political science from New York University.


  • Member, National Advisory Council, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2007–09
  • Senior Health Policy Adviser, John McCain Presidential Campaign, 2008
  • Senior Health Economist, Joint Economic Committee, US Congress, 2003–06
  • Director, Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute, 2000–03
  • Program Director, Economic Policy Studies, 1993–2000; Senior Policy Analyst, Competitive Enterprise Institute, 1986–92
  • Print and Broadcast Journalist, 1982–85
  • Radio News Director, Radio Sports Director, Sports Talk Show Host, 1978–81
  • Attorney, Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, 1975–77


J.D., Duke University School of Law
B.A., political science, New York University