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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July 4th, 2015
A slightly abbreviated form of this article first appeared in the Denver Post. The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent order in the case against Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) is a devastating blow to those seeking to overturn that part of the state constitution. The Supreme Court’s order amounts to a polite directive to the lower [...]