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Greg Scandlen

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Greg Scandlen is a policy advisor of The Heartland Institute and founder of Consumers for Health Care Choices, a non-partisan, non-profit membership organization aimed at empowering consumers in the health care system.

Greg Scandlen is a policy advisor of The Heartland Institute and founder of Consumers for Health Care Choices, a non-partisan, non-profit membership organization aimed at empowering consumers in the health care system. In April 2008, Heartland and Consumers for Health Care Choices merged, with CHCC becoming a program of The Heartland Institute.

Scandlen is an accomplished writer, researcher, and public speaker. He is considered one of the nation’s experts on health care financing, insurance regulation, and employee benefits. He testifies frequently before Congress and appears on such television shows as the O’Reilly Factor, NBC Nightly News, ABC News, and CNN. Scandlen gives three dozen speeches a year to organizations representing employers and labor, hospitals and physicians, insurers, and pharmaceutical companies.

He has published many papers on topics such as health care costs, insurance reform, employee benefits, individual insurance programs, HSAs and HRAs, and every aspect of consumer-driven health care.

Scandlen has worked for several Washington-based think tanks, including the Cato Institute, National Center for Policy Analysis, and Galen Institute. He was president of the Health Benefits Group, a benefits consulting firm, and founder and executive director of the Council for Affordable Health Insurance, a trade association of insurance companies.. He also spent 12 years in the Blue Cross Blue Shield system, most recently as director of state research at the national association.

Recent Articles and Publications

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September 15, 2017
By Greg Scandlen
Almost everyone involved in health care will tell you that the greatest problem in our system is that we pay on a fee-for-service basis. Almost everyone is wrong.
June 1, 2016
By Greg Scandlen
Many people believe a highly-regulated health insurance exchange is the key to affordable health insurance for families not offered coverage through work.
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May 31, 2016
By Greg Scandlen
Writing in the Hartford Courant, Diane Levick reports there is "growing competition in the sale of individual policies. The result is a dizzying array of policies and a broader spectrum of prices.
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December 19, 2014
By Greg Scandlen
A recent report by Strategy&, a subsidiary of accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and formerly known as Booz & Company, notes a growing interest among medical patients in taking greater control over their health care.
April 1, 2014
By Greg Scandlen
I don’t agree with the New Republic’s Jonathan Cohn very often, but in a recent article he said, “everybody should be cautious about making firm pronouncements about how the Affordable Care Act is doing.” Amen to that.Of course, Mr.
January 25, 2010
By Greg Scandlen
A revolution is underway in American health care, but you won’t read about it in newspapers or see it on TV.
December 31, 2009
By Greg Scandlen
With President Barack Obama and the Congressional Democrats twisting themselves like pretzels to get something -- anything -- passed on health reform with no Republican support, it's instructive to review what might have been.
December 30, 2009
By Greg Scandlen
With President Barack Obama and the Congressional Democrats twisting themselves like pretzels to get something—anything—passed on health reform with no Republican support, it’s instructive to review what might have been.
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