Michael F. Cannon is the Cato Institute’s director of health policy studies. 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. Cannon has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox News Channel, and NPR. Cited by the Washington Post as “an influential health-care wonk at the libertarian Cato Institute,” his articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal; USA Today; the Los Angeles Times; the New York Post; the Chicago Tribune; the Chicago Sun-Times; the San Francisco Chronicle; Huffington Post; Forum for Health Economics & Policy; Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine; and the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics. Cannon is the coeditor of Replacing Obamacare: The Cato Institute on Health Care Reform and coauthor of Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.
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.