Michael F. Cannon

Michael F. Cannon is director of health policy studies at the CATO Institute. Mr. Cannon co-edited Replacing Obamacare: The Cato Institute on Health Care Reform, and coauthored Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.

Harris Admits “Medicare for All” Would Kill Private Health Insurance

— but So Would a “Public Option” MICHAEL F. CANNON, CATO INSTITUTE Michael Kinsley memorably quipped, “A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth...

14 Questions for Trump HHS Nominee Alex Azar

MICHAEL F. CANNON, CATO INSTITUTE President Trump has nominated Alex Azar to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. Azar will appear tomorrow...

Senate Republicans Offer a Bill to Preserve & Expand ObamaCare

MICHAEL F. CANNON, CATO INSTITUTE Yesterday, I posted “Five Questions I Will Use to Evaluate the Phantom Senate Health Care Bill.” The phantom bill took...

King vs. Burwell Update

In 2013, Nelson Admitted He Didn’t Know if the ACA Offered Subsidies in Federal Exchanges MICHAEL F. CANNON, CATO INSTITUTE The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell...

Nothing New or Interesting about King v. Burwell

MICHAEL F. CANNON, CATO INSTITUTE Vox’s Sarah Kliff reports that Harvard University’s Theda Skocpol has produced a study purporting to show Congress intended for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...

Is the Faculty of Harvard University Irrational?

MICHAEL F. CANNON, CATO INSTITUTE As an irony junkie, this New York Times article on the outrage among Harvard’s faculty that they should face greater cost-sharing...