Coming in April:
The Cure in Paperback!

"David Gratzer is a practicing psychiatrist who combines firsthand knowledge of medical practice in both his native Canada and the U.S. with an independent point of view and a rare capacity for lucid exposition of complex technical material. . . If you want a well-written, interesting yet authoritative and thorough account of what is wrong with medicine today and how to cure American health care, this is the book for you."

- Milton Friedman,
Nobel Laureate, Economics (from foreword to The Cure)




(Encounter Books, October 2006)
By Dr. David Gratzer, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

With Foreword by Milton Friedman


Health care innovation, and its enemies Baltimore Examiner, 02-07-08

Dust Off Last Year's Health Reform For This Year's State Of The Union Investor's Business Daily, 01-28-08

Rudy Is Right In Data Duel About Cancer Investor's Business Daily, 11-07-07

UK's Bad Medicine: Why US Has Better Odds vs. Cancer New York Post, 11-05-07

Dr. Hillary Will See You Now National Review Online Symposium, 09-18-07

Dr. Romney Goes National National Review Online Symposium, 08-27-07

A Canadian Doctor Describes How Socialized Medicine Doesn't Work Investor's Business Daily, 07-27-07

A Prescription for SiCKO National Review Online, 07-10-07

FDA User Fees Is Rx To Speed Drug Approvals Investor's Business Daily, 07-06-07

Who's the real sicko? National Post, 07-06-07

A capitalism prescription for health care Snohomish County Business Journal, July 2007

Simplisticko City Journal Online, 06-29-07

Who's Really 'Sicko' Wall Street Journal, 06-28-07

Unhealthy Policies Weekly Standard, 06-18-07

Universal Health Scare, A four-part debate featuring David Gratzer, The New Republic Online, April 16-19, 2007
Day 1: David Gratzer
Day 2: Jonathan Cohn
Day 3: David Gratzer
Day 4: Jonathan Cohn

We can fix the health-insurance mess Clinical Advisor, March 2007

America's Health Care Revolution Chief Executive Magazine, March 2007

Consumerism: A Prescription for Change, 02-12-07 (This originally appeared in the San Francisco Examiner, 02-02-07)

It will take an injection of capitalism to free ourselves Dallas Morning News, 02-11-07 (This essay was adapted from David Gratzer's book The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care)

Consumerism: A Prescription for Change San Francisco Examiner, 02-02-07

A Health-Care Bargain Wall Street Journal, 01-31-07

First, Do No Harm Forbes Magazine, 02-12-07

Health and Taxes Weekly Standard, 02-05-07 (This article also appears on, 1-29-07)

Curing America's Health Cost Disease Reason, 01-25-07

Canada's prescription drug supply in danger? Take a pill Globe and Mail, 01-07-07

Freeing the Drug Market National Review Online, 12-19-06

Rx for New York's Ailing Health Care New York Post, 11-22-06

For Health Care Woes, a Capitalism Prescription Washington Post Online, 10-25-06

A new 'Day' for the CMA National Post, 8-24-06

A Tale of Two Anniversaries: The Discovery of Alzheimer's and the Founding of the FDA Medical Progress Today, 7-5-06

Where Would You Rather Be Sick? Wall Street Journal,, 6-15-06

Paging Dr. Greenspan By David Gratzer, New York Sun, 6-2-06

Going Out of State: David Gratzer on health insurance By David Gratzer, New York Sun, 5-10-06

For the Birds or Sleeping with the Fishes? By David Gratzer, John Calfee, Senator Bill Frist, Dr. Henry I. Miller , Steven Milloy, Iain Murray, Elizabeth Whelan, National Review Online, 3-14-06

The hip that changed health care history National Post, 3-7-06

Putting Patients First The Weekly Standard, 2-6-06

Health of the Union Wall Street Journal, 1-26-06

Headed by Harper National Review Online, 1-24-06

Congress Got Something Right! The Wall Street Journal, 12-7-05

The "Choo Choo Man" Party On the Outs National Review, 11-28-05

Book Review: First, Do No Harm By David Gratzer, The Claremont Review of Books, Fall 2005

In Control of My Health New York Sun, 10-28-05

The doctors' chance to lead National Post, 8-16-05

Let People Choose The New York Sun, 8-11-05

Socialized Medicine on Life Support The Weekly Standard, 6-27-05

An end to the party line Macleans Magazine, 6-14-05

The Return of HillaryCare Weekly Standard, 5-23-05

A New Prescription for Health Care National Review Online, 5-16-05

What ails health care The Public Interest, Spring 2005

Medicaid needs Surgery The Weekly Standard, 2-14-05

Simple, but Effective Wall Street Journal, 1-25-05

A Prescription for Health NRO, 12-21-04

Bush’s medicare fix Financial Post, 10-27-04

HSA Man Vs. Healthzilla Wall Street Journal, 10-12-04

The Free- Market Cure National Review Online, 9-28-04

What Health Insurance Crisis? Los Angeles Times, 8-29-04

Drug Industry Set Pace for Armstrong Victory Investor's Business Daily, 7-27-04

Gammon’s Law Financial Post, 5-27-04

Less Is More National Review Online, 5-27-04

From HillaryCare to KerryCare The Weekly Standard, 5-24-04

Wanted: Leadership at the FDA A life-and-death gap to fill. National Review Online, 3-2-04

Cadbury Replaces Cholera: Can government make us healthier? National Review Online, 2-12-04

Vermont’s Badly Managed Care Dean's health care record as governor is nothing to brag about. The Weekly Standard, 1-12-04

The Real Work’s Ahead New York Post, 12-9-03

Expanding Regret Bad Medicare prescription on a fast track to law. National Review Online, 11-24-03

A Nobel-sized predicament for us National Post, 10-7-03

Insuring America Moving out of state. National Review Online, 10-6-03

How Not to Handle Health Care Wall Street Journal, 10-1-03

Miller’s Centrist Tale, National Review, 9-29-03

Price controls stifle drug development Chicago Sun-Times, 9-14-03

Send the Staff Home An immediate treatment for Medicare reform. National Review Online, 8-14-03

GOP Giveaway to Granny New York Post, 7-7-03

Medicare Blues: A problem for the president. National Review Online, 2-27-03

Pricey Placebos New York Post, 6-11-03

SARS 101 What an Asian virus teaches North America. National Review Online, 5-19-03

The WTO’s Drug Problem Do WTO deals mean anything? National Review Online, 1-21-03

Older than the Seniors? The GOP needs to get bold on Medicare reform, National Review Online, 1-15-03

Universal Health Care Revived? The electoral stakes in Oregon, National Review Online, 11-1-02




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Lauren Powers
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Encounter Books

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