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Roger Stark
Roger Stark
Dr. Roger Stark is the health-care policy analyst at Washington Policy Center and a retired physician. Dr. Stark graduated from the University of Nebraska’s College of Medicine, and he completed his general surgery residency in Seattle and his cardiothoracic residency at the University of Utah. He was one of the co-founders of the open heart surgery program at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Washington, and has served on the hospital’s governing board. He retired from private practice in 2001 and became actively involved in the hospital’s Foundation, serving as Board Chair and Executive Director. He is the author of two books, including “The Patient-Centered Solution: Our Health Care Crisis, How It Happened, and How We Can Fix It.” He and his wife live in the Bellevue area near their children and grandchildren.
by | Jul 26, 2019

Activists on the political left continue to push the U.S. health-care delivery system toward a single-payer, government-controlled plan. Many Americans are now debating a complete nationalized program versus an incremental move to fully socialized medicine. Alternatives such as a Medicare…

by | Oct 22, 2018

It is no surprise that health care reform is a major campaign issue for all Americans this year. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that health care is the most important issue that voters want candidates to discuss this…

by | Jul 19, 2018

Over the past few years, the number of deaths in the United States related to opioid abuse has increased dramatically. Yet for decades the government has been ineffective at solving the illegal drug problem. In 1969, President Richard Nixon declared…

by | Apr 17, 2018

Advocates for socialized medicine in the United States have actively campaigned for a government-run system since the beginning of the twentieth century. Theodore Roosevelt ran for president on a platform that included universal health care. Franklin Roosevelt included government-run medicine…

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