More on Health Insurance


Pharmacy Benefit Managers Are Not the Cause of High Prescription Drug Prices

By Ike Brannon. June 6, 2018.

The Nasty Surprises That Plague Our Health-Care System

By Charles Silver and David A. Hyman. National Review (Online). June 4, 2018.

A Chance to Overcome Obamacare

By Michael F. Cannon. The Wall Street Journal. May 28, 2018.

Cato Studies

Early Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Care Access, Risky Health Behaviors, and Self-Assessed Health

By Charles Courtemanche, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert, Aaron Yelowitz, & Daniela Zapata. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 108. April 11, 2018.

The Effect of Primary Care Visits on Health Care Utilization: Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial

By Cathy J. Bradley, David Neumark, and Lauryn Saxe Walker. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 104. March 14, 2018.

Liberating Telemedicine: Options to Eliminate the State-Licensing Roadblock

By Shirley Svorny. Policy Analysis No. 826. November 15, 2017.


Ascertaining Costs and Benefits of Colonoscopy More Difficult Than the Procedure Itself

Michael F. Cannon. JAMA Internal Medicine. June 21, 2016.

Health Care Isn’t about Producing Plastic Cards

Jeffrey A. Singer. AZ Medicine. Fall 2015.

Health Care’s Future Is so Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

Michael F. Cannon. Willamette Law Review. Vol. 51. No. 4. Summer 2015.

Public Filings

Comments on Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance - CMS-9924-P

By Michael F. Cannon. Public Comments. April 23, 2018.

Zubik v. Burwell

By Ilya Shapiro, Josh Blackman, Jayme Weber, Erin Morrow Hawley, & Joshua D. Hawley. Legal Briefs. January 11, 2016.

Mayhew v. Burwell

By Ilya Shapiro and Brittany La Couture. Legal Briefs. March 25, 2015.

Cato Reviews & Journals

The Concentration and Persistence of Health Care Spending

Tom Miller. Regulation. Winter 2017/2018.

The “Troubles” with Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Thomas A. Hemphill. Regulation. Spring 2017.

37. The Tax Treatment of Health Care

Cato Handbook for Policymakers. Cato Handbook for Policymakers, 8th Edition (2017).


Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care

Featuring Charles Silver, David A. Hyman, Elisabeth Rosenthal, John E. McDonough, Andy Slavitt, Gail Wilensky, Megan McArdle, Michael F. Cannon, & Eric D. Hargan. June 8, 2018. Conference.

Liberating Telemedicine

Featuring Shirley Svorny, Michael F. Cannon, Peter Russo, & Brian Schatz (D-HI). November 15, 2017. Capitol Hill Briefing.

The Long-Term Effect of Health Insurance on Near-Elderly Health and Mortality

Featuring Bernard S. Black, Benjamin Sommers, and Michael F. Cannon. September 6, 2017. Policy Forum.


Why Freedom Is the Key to Health Care Reform

By Michael F. Cannon. September 5, 2009.

Is Individual Insurance the Solution?

By Michael F. Cannon. May 4, 2009.

Lessons of the SCHIP Legislative Debate

By Michael F. Cannon. December 11, 2007.

Downsizing the Federal Government

2010 Healthcare Legislation

By Michael D. Tanner. September 2010.