Austin Frakt is a health economist and the creator of the blog The Incidental Economist. He spent four years at a research and consulting firm conducting policy evaluations for federal health agencies, and now has a joint appointment with Boston University and the Boston VA Healthcare System. Frakt studies economic issues related to US healthcare policy with a recent focus on Medicare and the uninsured. He has authored many scholarly publications relevant to health care financing, economics and policy, and has also contributed commentary for The New York Times and NPR
Interviews with Austin Frakt
If you were starting from scratch, no one would design a healthcare system like America’s. The health economist tells us how it evolved and what needs to change. He picks the best books on US healthcare reform.