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Book Review

 “The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care”

Shaftesbury Society Luncheon Speaker

Reviewed by: Sally C. Pipes

President and CEO

March 16, 2009

Sally C. Pipes is president and chief executive officer of the Pacific Research Institute, a San Francisco-based think tank founded in 1979. Prior to becoming president in 1991, she was assistant director of the Fraser Institute, based in Vancouver, Canada.

Ms. Pipes addresses national and international audiences on health care, women’s issues, and the economy. She has been interviewed on CNN’s The Glenn Beck Show, NBC’s The Nightly News with Brian Williams, Fox News The O’Reilly Factor,, Fox News Your World With Neil Cavuto, The Today Show, Kudlow & Company, Dateline, Politically Incorrect, The Dennis Miller Show, and other prominent programs.

She has written regular columns for Chief Executive and Investor’s Business Daily. Currently, she writes a monthly column on health care issues for the Examiner newspapers. Her opinion pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Financial Times of London, The Hill, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, New York Daily News, The Boston Globe, and the San Diego Union-Tribune, to name a few. Ms. Pipes’ views on health care appeared in a special report of the world’s 30 leading health care experts published by entitled, “Solutions: Health Care. She was quoted in Shape Magazine for her support of Consumer Directed Health Care.

She received the Roe Award at the 2004 annual meeting of State Policy Network. The award is a tribute to an individual in the state public policy movement who has a passion for liberty, a willingness to work for it, and noteworthy achievement in turning dreams into realities. In 2005, she was named one of the Top 10 Women in the Conservative Movement in America as published by Human Events. In 2008, she was honored by the California Women’s Leadership Association. She received the 3rd Annual Women Achievers’ award, “Celebrating the Spirit of Women”. She was also featured in a new book “Women Who Paved the Way” as one of 35 most outstanding women in business in the nation.

Ms. Pipes, who became an American citizen in 2006, is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society. While in Canada she was a member of the Canadian Association for Business Economics (president for two terms).

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