Health Reform from a Libertarian Perspective

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Would a more libertarian health care system  mean higher quality, lower prices, more innovation, and better access for all? Let's hear about the libertarian perspective on health care from Michael Cannon, Cato Institute’s director of health policy studies. This interactive webinar, hosted by the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, will be moderated by Ashley Darcy-Mahoney.


Michael Cannon  is the Cato Institute’s director of health policy studies. Cannon has been described as “an influential health‐​care wonk”. He has appeared on ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox News Channel, and NPR. His articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal; the New York Times; USA Today; the Washington Post; the Los Angeles Times; JAMA Internal Medicine; Health Matrix: Journal of Law‐​Medicine; Harvard Health Policy Review; the Yale Journal of Health Policy, and more.

Cannon is the coeditor of Replacing Obamacare: The Cato Institute on Health Care Reform, author of 50 Vetoes: How States Can Stop the Obama Health Care Law and coauthor of Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It. Previously, he served as a domestic policy analyst for the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee, where he advised the Senate leadership on health, education, labor, welfare, and the Second Amendment.

He holds a BA in American government from the University of Virginia, and an MA in economics and a JM in law and economics from George Mason University. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of Harvard Health Policy Review.