Joseph R. Antos

Joseph Antos

Joseph Antos is the Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, a nonpartisan public policy organization based in Washington, DC. He is also a member of the Panel of Health Advisers for the Congressional Budget Office. He recently completed two terms as a commissioner of the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission, which regulates payment rates and oversees the financial performance of all hospitals in the state. A nationally recognized expert in health policy, he has played a leading role in promoting competitive market solutions to reform our health system.

Mr. Antos speaks and writes extensively about the economics of health policy, including Medicare and broader health system reform, health care financing, health insurance regulation, and the uninsured. He directs AEI Studies on Medicare Reform and is the editor with Alice Rivlin of Restoring Fiscal Sanity 2007: The Health Spending Challenge (Brookings Institution Press, 2007). His scholarly publications have appeared in the American Economic Review, Health Affairs, New England Journal of Medicine, National Tax Journal, and other academic journals.

Prior to joining AEI, Mr. Antos was Assistant Director for Health and Human Resources at the Congressional Budget Office from 1995 to 2001. He held several senior management positions in the Healthcare Financing Administration (now called the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), including Director of the Office of Research and Demonstrations from 1987 to 1993. He also was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget and Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 1986 and 1987. In the latter position, he headed the department-wide development of a comprehensive catastrophic illness proposal that became the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988—which was repealed in 1989. His other experience includes senior positions in the Office of Management and Budget and the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, from 1983 to 1986. In addition, Mr. Antos has international experience as a senior adviser to the U.S. Agency for International Development and a consultant to the World Bank and a number of foreign countries.

Mr. Antos earned his masters and Ph.D. in economics at the University of Rochester, and his bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Cornell University. He is married with two children.