William Date received his B.S. in biology at the University of Illinois,
where he graduated with honors. He is currently in the second year of Ph.D.
work in the University of Chicago's Harris School of public Policy Studies.
He is also on leave from Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine, where he
has completed the first two years of his M.D. degree. He intends to use
these two graduate degrees to pursue a career as a practicing physician
and as an academic writer on health-care issues.
Mr. Dale's published articles and policy studies include: "Just the
Facts about Universal Health Care' (Chicago Sun Times); "Public Policy
Mal- practice' (Chicago Maroon); 'The Contradictions of Health Care Reform'
(The Whip); and 'Entrepreneurial Independent Contractors vs. The State'
(The Heartland Institute, co-authored with John Enright).
Mr. Dale has also worked as a health-policy research fellow for the
Institute for Objectivist Studies; his research there was used in writing
the accompanying essay.
Mr. Dale has held several teaching positions, and has worked as an
electrocardiogram (EKG) technician. He also worked as an assistant at the
Heartland Institute, a public-policy foundation in Chicago, and as a technical
assistant in the division of biological sciences at the University of Chicago.
Mr. Dale's essay appeared in the February 1994 issue of Freedom Daily,
published by The Future of Freedom Foundation.
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