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Jeffrey A. Singer is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and works in the the Department of Health Policy Studies. He is principal and founder of Valley Surgical Clinics, Ltd., the largest and oldest group private surgical practice in Arizona. He was integrally involved in the creation and passage of the Arizona Health Care Freedom Act, and served as treasurer of the US Health Freedom Coalition, which promotes state constitutional protections of freedom of choice in health care decisions. He was a regular contributor to Arizona Medicine, the journal of the Arizona Medical Association from 1994-2016. He also served on the Advisory Board Council of the Center for Political Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University from 2014-2018, and is an adjunct instructor in the Program on Political History and Leadership at ASU. He writes and speaks extensively on regional and national public policy, with a specific focus on the areas of health care policy and the harmful effects of drug prohibition. He received his B.A. from Brooklyn College (CUNY) and his M.D. from New York Medical College. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

More from Jeffrey A. Singer


On Guns and Opioids, Fear Is Driving Policy

Washington Examiner. August 21, 2019.

Let Intersex Individuals Choose Their Destiny

Orange County Register. July 24, 2019.

Over-The-Counter Birth Control? Bring It On

New York Daily News. June 13, 2019.

Cato Studies


Today’s Nonmedical Opioid Users Are Not Yesterday’s Patients; Implications of Data Indicating Stable Rates of Nonmedical Use and Pain Reliever Use Disorder

Journal of Pain Research. Vol. 2,019. No. 12. February 7, 2019.

Health Care Isn’t about Producing Plastic Cards

AZ Medicine. Fall 2015.

Toward Medical Dystopia

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Vol. 75. No. 3. October 2013.

Cato Reviews & Journals

No Discharge: Medicaid and EMTALA

Regulation. Fall 2014.