Linda Gorman is Director of the Health Care Policy Center at the Independence Institute, a free-market think tank in Denver, Colorado. She studies and provides commentary on health care reform in Colorado and the United States. Her areas of specialty include Medicaid, understanding the many ways in which inaccurate pricing distorts health care decisions about tradeoffs, the metrics used to measure outcomes and performance, the importance of competitive systems in setting prices and controlling costs, and comparisons of national health systems.

A former academic economist, she is a frequent contributor to John Goodman’s Health Policy Blog, a widely read right of center health policy blog published by the National Center for Policy Analysis. Her work has appeared in peer reviewed journals, the Library of Economics and Liberty, and a variety of newspapers and online outlets.

She was a member of Colorado’s Blue Ribbon Commission for Healthcare Reform and a co-author of one of the Commission’s minority reports. Her PhD is in economics.


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November 25th, 2015
Check out the latest Independence Institute research on electricity rates in the state of Colorado: The cost of electricity for Colorado residents skyrocketed 63 percent between 2001 and 2014, far outpacing median income in the state at just 24 percent over the same time period, according to Independence Institute analysis of electricity rates provided by the [...]