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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 | Jan 2, 2021

Imagine you walk into a grocery store and instead of shopping for food based on quality and price, the market does not post any prices. You fill up your shopping cart with anything that looks attractive. At the checkout stand,…

by | Dec 4, 2020

Regardless of a person’s political views, we can all agree that rising cost is a major problem with our health-care system. Last year, Americans spent 18 percent of our economy, or $3.6 trillion, on health care. The ever-increasing cost curve…

by | Sep 14, 2020

While people on the political left continue to demand a “Medicare for All,” single-payer health-care system for the United States, Americans should understand the looming financial unsustainability facing the existing Medicare program. Medicare began in 1965 as single-payer, government plan…

by | Jul 11, 2020

With COVID-19, Americans are suddenly on a kick to talk about personal responsibility and health care. People have been harassed and bullied out of stores for not wearing a mask. Much handwringing has gone into debates about whether or not…

by | May 1, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has given the government an enormous role in the U.S. health-care delivery system. In a national emergency, this makes sense, particularly in a few specific areas such as New York City. One fact must not be forgotten:…

by | Aug 28, 2019

The United States has a complex health-care delivery system composed of private and government-funded insurance plans. Half of all Americans receive their health insurance from their employer or their spouse’s employer. Over 40 percent of Americans receive their health insurance…

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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