Health Care University: Liberalizing the Private Health Care Sector
Health insurance grows increasingly expensive, and the number of uninsured continues to rise. Is there relief? This session focuses on the problems faced in the private health care sector, how public policy contributes to those problems, and how free-market reforms can make medical care and health insurance more affordable and more valuable.- Cato Institute
Michael F. Cannon is the Cato Institute's director of health policy studies.
Before joining Cato in 2005 as director of government affairs, Arnold served as manager of external affairs in Maryland governor Robert Ehrlich's energy office. As such, he coordinated energy policy and legislative initiatives for the agency and testified before several committees of the Maryland General Assembly.
Arnold has also worked as a senior legislative aide to Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., as a policy analyst for Citizens for a Sound Economy, and as a research analyst for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Arnold holds a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Michael F. Cannon
Michael F. Cannon is the Cato Institute's director of health policy studies. Previously, he served as a domestic policy analyst at the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee under Senator Larry E. Craig (R-ID), where he advised the Senate leadership on health, education, labor, welfare, and Second Amendment policy.
In addition, Cannon has worked as a health care policy analyst for Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation in Washington, D.C. Cannon has appeared on CNN, CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox News Channel, and NPR. His articles have been featured in USA Today, the New York Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Most recently, Cannon coauthored the book Healthy Competition: What's Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.