Christopher J. Conover

Christopher J. Conover
Research Scholar

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Research Interests: Health Regulation, Access to Medical Care, Uninsured, State Health Policy

Research: His research interests are in the area of health regulation and state health policy, with a focus on issues related to health care for the medically indigent (including the uninsured), and estimating the magnitude of the social burden of illness.

He recently completed The Illustrated Guide to the U.S. Health Economy for AEI Press. Dr. Conover has developed estimates of the cost and benefits of health services regulation for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and has testified before Congress on this issue. He is currently updating these estimates under a grant from the Searle Freedom Trust.

He also has provided policy advice on access and cost issues to governors and legislative groups from several states within the southeast region. He also has served as a consultant to the North Carolina Department of Insurance on the impact of conversion of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to for-profit status.

He is an AEI Adjunct Scholar and a Mercatus Center Affiliated Senior Scholar . He serves as editor for News and Notes for the Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law, as well as the U.S. Health Policy Gateway . He is a Forbes contributor at The Health Policy Skeptic.

Areas of Interest:

Health regulation
Internet and health policy
Health care financing
Access to healthcare
Social burden of illness

Current projects:

1. Cost of health services regulation; 2. Evaluation of SAS Health Center;, 3. Cost-effectiveness of strategies to link antiretroviral & antidepressant management

Recent Publications   (More Publications)
  1. C.J. Conover, No, David Axelrod, The 'Vast Majority of People In This Country' Are Not Keeping Their Plan, The Apothecary ( (October 30, 2013) (Editorial.) [available here] .
  2. C.J. Conover, Health Reform Breaks Bad: The deceptions and disasters of Obamacare, The Weekly Standard, vol. 19 no. 7 (October 21, 2013) [available here] .
  3. C.J. Conover, Health Reform Breaks Bad: The Deceptions And Disasters Of Obamacare, The Apothecary ( (October 21, 2013) (Editorial.) [available here] .
  4. C.J. Conover, Obamacare Will Increase Health Spending By $7,450 For A Typical Family of Four, The Apothecary ( (September 23, 2013) (Editorial.) [available here] .
  5. C.J. Conover, Freedom Slides As Health Care Balloons Big Government (And Obamacare Will Make Things Worse), The Apothecary ( (September 18, 2013) (Editorial.) [available here] .
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