Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trump Names University of Chicago Healthcare Technocrat as Second Member of Council of Economic Advisers

Tomas Philipson
President Donald Trump has named Tomas Philipson, an economist at the University of Chicago who has specialized in health-care policy, to the three-member Council of Economic Advisers.

 Philipson just loves working for government interventionist agencies. He worked in the second Bush Administration as the senior economic advisor to the head of the Food and Drug Administration during 2003-04 and subsequently as the senior economic advisor to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2004-05.

He was a senior health care advisor to Senator John McCain during his 2008 campaign for President.

In December 2010, he was appointed by the Speaker of the US House of Representatives to the Key Indicator Commission, the Orwellian like collector of Big Data that was created by ObamaCare Act to centrally manage healthcare with mounds of government data.

He has served as scientific advisor to Congress on the 21st Century Cures Act and to Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

He has written for Forbes, never quite supporting but never quite condemning government intervention in the healthcare sector.



Wall Street Journal

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