Michael F. Cannon is the Cato Institute’s director of health policy studies. Cannon has been described as “an influential health‐​care wonk” (Washington Post), “Obama Care’s single most relentless antagonist” (New Republic), “Obama Care’s fiercest critic” (The Week), and “the intellectual father” of King v. Burwell (Modern Healthcare). He has appeared on ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, C‑SPAN, Fox News Channel, and NPR. His articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal; the New York Times;USA Today; the Washington Post; the Los Angeles Times; the New York Post; the Chicago Tribune; the Chicago Sun‐​Times; the San Francisco ChronicleSCOTUSBlogHuffington PostForum for Health Economics and PolicyJAMA Internal MedicineHealth Matrix: Journal of Law‐​MedicineHarvard Health Policy Review; the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics; and the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. Cannon is the co-editor of Replacing Obamacare: The Cato Institute on Health Care Reform and coauthor of Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It. Previously, he served as a domestic policy analyst for the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee, where he advised the Senate leadership on health, education, labor, welfare, and the Second Amendment.

He holds a BA in American government from the University of Virginia, an MA in economics, and a JM in law and economics from George Mason University. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of Harvard Health Policy Review.