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Phil Longman

Policy Director & Managing Editor

Phillip Longman is policy director and managing editor at Open Markets Institute. He is also a senior editor of Washington Monthly and a lecturer at Johns Hopkins, where he teaches public policy writing and health care policy.  His work has appeared in such publications as The Atlantic Monthly, The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, The New Statesman, The New York Times Magazine, Politica Exterior, Der Spiegel, and World Politics Review.  His speaking engagements have included addresses and consultations with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Naval War College, the Japan Foundation, and the governments of India and the Russian Federation, the Wharton School of Business, Yale School of Management, and the National Convention of the American Legion. 

Latest Work


Time to Fight Healthcare Monopolization

Date Published: October 2, 2016
Compared to the discourse in the other party’s nomination process, the debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over health-care reform may have seemed thoughtful and on point. Clinton argued that Sanders’s “Medicare for all” plan was too expensive to ever become law and was also a threat to the progress achieved by the Affordable […] Continue Reading


Lost in Obamacare

Date Published: May 2, 2015
Buried in Steven Brill’s convoluted tome are important truths about how to reform our health care delivery system. Continue Reading


After Obamacare

Date Published: February 2, 2014
A frenzy of hospital mergers could leave the typical American family spending 50 percent of its income on health care within ten years—and blaming the Democrats. The solution requires banning price discrimination by monopolistic hospitals. Continue Reading

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