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Dean's List: Go-To Health Policy Experts

Fellow activists and bloggers:

Here's a handy list of some of the very best right-of-center experts and resources on ObamaCare and health policy. 

(I've purposely avoided including experts who are already well known, in favor of ones who deserve to be better known.)

If you know of someone who should be added to this list, or would like to update this information, just send me an email at dclancy@freedomworks.org

Dean

Dean Clancy is FreedomWorks' Legislative Counsel and Vice President, Health Care Policy. He leads our efforts to replace the government takeover of health care with a patient-centered system.

Updated: June 27, 2012

Charles Blahous | Mercatus Center | Arlington, VA | Media contact: 703-993-4960 | Twitter: @mercatus | Bio: http://mercatus.org/charles-blahous | Areas of expertise: Budgetary costs, entitlements.

Michael Cannon | Cato Institute | Director of Health Policy Studies | Washington, DC | Media contact: 202-789-5200 | Email: mcannon@cato.org | Twitter: @mfcannon | Bio: http://www.cato.org/people/michael-cannon | Areas of expertise: Health insurance, health reform, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare, exchanges, repeal coalition, HSAs, Health Savings Accounts, PPACA

Dean Clancy | FreedomWorks | Legislative Counsel and Vice President, Health Care Policy | Washington, DC | Email: dclancy@freedomworks.org | Media contact: 202-942-7652 | Twitter: @deanclancy | V-card: deanclancy.tel | Bio: http://www.freedomworks.org/dean-clancy-biography | Areas of expertise: politics, strategy, tea party, free-market health care reform, HillaryCare, ObamaCare, exchanges, repeal coalition, Supreme Court, constitutionality, PPACA

Benjamin Domenech | Heartland Institute | Research Fellow, Health Care | Contact: 312-377-4000 | Twitter: @bdomenech | Email: bdomenech@heartland.org | Areas of expertise: politics, strategy, tea party, free-market health care reform, ObamaCare, repeal coalition, exchanges, Supreme Court, constitutionality, PPACA

Ryan Ellis | Americans for Tax Reform | Contact: 202-785-0266 | Email: rellis@atr.org | Bio: http://economy.nationaljournal.com/contributors/Ellis.php | Areas of expertise: Taxes, ObamaCare, PPACA, HSAs, FSAs, tax treatment of health insurance

Nicole Fisher | American Action Forum | Healthcare Expert | Email: nicole.f.fisher@gmail.com Bio: http://americanactionforum.org/experts/nicole-fisher | Areas of expertise: Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, women's health, children's health, health insurance, health regulation, ObamaCare, PPACA

Linda Gorman | Independence Institute | Senior Fellow and Director of Health Care Policy | Media contacts: 303-279-6536 | Email: linda@i2i.org | Bio: http://www.i2i.org/lindagorman.php | Areas of expertise: Health economics, health insurance, health reform, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare, exchanges, HSAs, Health Savings Accounts, PPACA

John R. Graham | Pacific Research Institute | Director, Health Care Studies |  Executive Director, Benjamin Rush Society | San Francisco, CA | Email: jgraham@pacificresearch.org | Twitter: @johnrgraham | Bio: http://www.pacificresearch.org/keypeople/john-r-graham | Areas of expertise: free-market health care reform, ObamaCare, repeal coalition, exchanges, PPACA

Karen Harned | National Federation of Independent Business | Media contact: 202-554-9000 | Email: karen.harned@nfib.org | Twitter: @nfib | Bio: http://www.nfib.com/legal-center/about-the-legal-center/executive-director | Areas of expertise: Areas of expertise: Constitutionality, Supreme Court

Spencer Harris | Texas Public Policy Foundation | Health Care Policy Analyst | Media contact: (512) 472-2700 | Email: sharris@texaspolicy.com | Areas of expertise: Health insurance regulation, Medicaid

Loren Heal | Heartland Institute | Twitter: @lheal

Hadley Heath | Independent Women's Forum | Senior Health Policy Analyst | Contact: 202-857-5201 | Email: hadley.heath@iwf.org | Bio: http://www.iwf.org/about/hadley-heath | Areas of expertise: Constitutionality, Supreme Court , health care politics, views of women, PPACA, ObamaCare

Christie Herrera | Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) | Vice President of Policy | Contact: 202-725-7127 | Email: christie@floridafga.org | URL: www.floridafga.org | Areas of expertise: ObamaCare, exchanges, states, Medicaid

[Note: Ms. Herrera was formerly the top health policy staffer at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Her successor there is Sean Riley | 202-742-8541 | sriley@alec.org]

Christopher Jacobs | Joint Economic Committee | Contact: 202-224-5171 | Email: Chris_Jacobs@jec.senate.gov | Website: http://jec.senate.gov/republicans/public/ | Areas of expertise: free-market health care reform, HillaryCare, ObamaCare, repeal coalition, exchanges, Medicare, Medicaid, PPACA

Mario Loyola | Center for Tenth Amendment Studies | Director | Email: mloyola@texaspolicy.com | Areas of expertise: Constitutionality, Supreme Court, states

Michael Ramlet | American Action Forum | Director of Health Policy | Washington, DC | Media contact: 202-559-6420 | Email: mramlet@americanactionforum.org | Twitter: @michaelramlet @morningconsult | Bio: http://americanactionforum.org/experts/michael-ramlet | Areas of expertise: Budgetary costs, employer mandate, employer dumping, PPACA

Roy Ramthun | Council for Affordable Health Insurance | Email: roy@hsaconsultingservices.com | Contact: (202) 747-4467 | Areas of expertise: HSAs, Health Savings Accounts, FSAs, tax, CDHPs, consumer-driven health plans, health insurance regulation, high risk pools, pre-existing conditions, PPACA

Avik S. A. Roy | Manhattan Institute | Senior Fellow | Contact: 212-599-7000 | Email: aroy@manhattan-institute.org | Areas of expertise: free-market health care reform, HillaryCare, ObamaCare, exchanges, repeal coalition, Supreme Court, constitutionality, Medicaid, Medicare, entitlements, HSAs, Health Savings Accounts, FSAs, CDHPs, consumer-driven health plans, health insurance regulation, high risk pools, pre-existing conditions, PPACA

Greg Scandlen | Real Health Reform | Contact: 301-606-7364 | Email: GMScan@comcast.net | BIo: http://gregscandlen.wordpress.com/about/ | Areas of expertise: free-market health care reform, HillaryCare, ObamaCare, exchanges, repeal coalition, Supreme Court, constitutionality, health insurance regulation, HSAs, Health Savings Accounts, FSAs, CDHPs, consumer-driven health plans, high risk pools, pre-existing conditions

Kathryn Serkes | Doctor Patient Medical Association | Contact: (703) 955-4978 or (202) 744-8807 (note: these numbers ring to the group's executive director, Kelly Benedetti) | Bio: http://www.doctorsandpatients.org/who-we-are/kathryn-serkes | Areas of expertise: ObamaCare, physicians, physician attitudes and surveys, doctor-patient relationship, repeal coalition

Carrie Severino | Judicial Crisis Network | Chief Counsel & Policy Director | Media contact: 703-683-5004 x136 or x116 | Email: info@judicialnetwork.com | Bio: http://judicialnetwork.com/?q=about/carrie-severino | Areas of expertise: Supreme Court, constitutionality, ObamaCare, judicial issues, judicial nominations

Steve Simpson | Institute for Justice | Senior Attorney | Media contact: 703-682-9320 x205 | Email: ssimpson@ij.org | Twitter: @ij | Bio: http://www.ij.org/staff/ssimpson | Areas of expertise: Areas of expertise: Constitutionality, Supreme Court

Sean Trende | Real Clear Politics | Senior Elections Analyst | Email: strende@realclearpolitics.com | Areas of expertise: Constitutionality, Supreme Court 

Kipp A. Van Camp, M.D. | Family Physician and interventional radiologist | Author: Misdiagnosis: A Practicing Physician's Case Study in Health Care Reform (Cognitive Publishing, 2011). | Email: drkipp1262@gmail.com | Phone: 785-806-3951 | Website: www.drkipp.com | Address: 1434 SW Glick Road, Topeka, KS 66615 | Areas of expertise: ObamaCare, physicians, health-care reform

Arlene Wohlgemuth | Texas Public Policy Foundation | Executive Director | Director, Center for Health Care Policy | Media contact: (512) 472-2700 | Email: arlene@texaspolicy.com | Areas of expertise: Medicaid, free-market health care reform, Health Care Compact, health insurance regulation

 

This list was started on April 20, 2012, at #BlogConCLT.

 

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2 comments
Robert Paxton
07/27/2012

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bill myers
06/16/2012

Why would I do that? This is a plan that is centered on the private sector and it will add millions to the insurance company plans. There are going to be tons of new jobs in the private and public sector due to this law.

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