Robert Emmet Moffit

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Robert E. Moffit PhD is Senior Fellow in the Center for Health Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. He has over thirty years of experience in federal health policy, including service during the Reagan Administration as an Assistant Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). At the Heritage Foundation, he has been a champion of consumer-driven, market based health insurance reform. In 2010, Modern Healthcare magazine named Moffit among the 100 “most powerful” Americans in health care.   

Publications & Appearances

Multistate Health Plans: Agents for Competition or Consolidation?

In a new study for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, scholars Robert Emmet Moffit and Neil R. Meredith demonstrate that while the MSP Program grants new power to the OPM by setting standards designed to limit entry into the program, the law may decrease competition and increase consolidation in the health insurance market. Decreased competition in the health care market may lead to higher prices for consumers of health care and could revive calls for a public health insurance option.