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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September 17th, 2014
Ever heard of a matryoshka doll? You may not have heard the name before, but I bet you’ll recognize the concept. You start with a big doll, break it open, and discover a smaller doll inside. That doll contains a still smaller doll, and inside that one is an even smaller one. You’ve got to [...]