Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Health care policy in the United States is one of the top issues on the minds of most Americans. This became front and center during the COVID-19 pandemic, when unprecedented demand for emergency health care supplies, technology, drugs, and personnel stressed our system and required on-the-fly mobilization strategies. As we emerge from the pandemic, issues such as innovation, health care technology, and health security are now key in both the short and long term. Senator Tim Scott and Dr. Scott Atlas discuss what we have learned and how to move forward for implementing effective public policy.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Senator Tim Scott is a United States Senator for South Carolina. He was appointed by Governor Nikki Haley in 2013, won a special election in 2014 and was elected to a full term in 2016. In the Senate, he serves on the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee, the finance committee, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship committee. Prior to that he served in the US House of Representatives from 2011-2013 and was a businessman.
Scott Atlas, M.D., is the Robert Wesson Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution. Before coming to Hoover full-time, Scott had a 25-year career in tertiary care medicine at the top medical centers in the country, and served as Chief of Neuroradiology at the Stanford University Medical Center for 14 years. Scott researches the role of government and the private sector in access, quality, and pricing of health care. He advises leaders in government and the private sector, and has served as Senior Advisor in Health Policy for several presidential candidates, members of Congress and key Administration officials. Scott also frequently testifies before Congress on health care policy. His most recent book is entitled Restoring Quality Health Care: A Six‐Point Plan for Comprehensive Reform at Lower Cost.
Moderated by Thomas W. Gilligan, Director of the Hoover Institution