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Ep. 89 From Fortress to Frontier in American Health Care, with Bob Graboyes

Robert Graboyes, PhD

According to our guest, American health care is stuck in a fortress mentality that stifles innovation, constrains medical advances, and yield low quality care.  That fortress was erected more than 100 years ago but, in many ways, is being circumvented by creative actors who are seizing opportunities to make changes outside of the political process.

Bob Graboyes is Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.  He holds a PhD in Economics from Columbia University and has held a number of academic positions in higher education in Virginia.  He is the author of “Fortress and Frontier in American Health Care,” a booklet which offers many examples of individuals adopting a risk-tolerant frontier attitude to compete with insiders and pave the way to the future without having to rely on political reform.  Prior to focusing his career on health care, Bob Graboyes was regional economist/director of education at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.


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Robert Graboyes. “Fortress and Frontier in American Health Care” (2014, Mercatus Center)


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