Rituparna Basu

Ayn Rand Institute


  • Health care policy
  • Free market health care
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Health insurance reform
  • Medicare reform
  • Doctors' rights
  • FDA
  • Medicaid reform
  • Government regulations
  • Government & Business

Rituparna Basu is an analyst at the Ayn Rand Institute. She writes, speaks and gives interviews for ARI. She specializes in the application of Rand’s ethics of rational egoism to public policy issues, and her research and writing focus on health care policy.


Ms. Basu’s work has appeared in Forbes.com, Politix.topix.com, Townhall and The Daily Caller. She has been interviewed by radio programs across the nation, including NPR, and frequently speaks on college campuses.


Ms. Basu graduated with distinction from the Schreyer Honors College of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is also an alumna of ARI’s Objectivist Academic Center. 

Career Roles


Health care policy issues
Ayn Rand Institute

Writer and Speaker

Health care policy issues
Ayn Rand Institute

Selected Work


“The ‘Job Lock’ Problem Is Created by Government” October 02, 2013

“Rand Paul’s Unpersuasive Argument for a Doctor’s Political Freedom” September 11, 2013

“Obamacare to Health Insurance Companies: Stop Practicing Insurance” September 10, 2013

“‘Universal Coverage’ vs. ‘Personal Choice’: You Can’t Have Both” August 09, 2013

“Why My Dog’s Health Insurance Is Cheaper than My Own” August 02, 2013

“Don’t Drug Companies Have Rights?” May 08, 2013

“What Americans Can Learn from the Flawed Battle Against Socialized Medicine in Canada” April 25, 2013

“John Mackey Was Right—Obamacare Is Fascist” February 01, 2013

Talks & Lectures

“Health Care in Chains: The Truth About What’s Plaguing American Medicine”

“The Disease Killing Canadian Health Care”

“Government Intrusion in Health Care: Why Young People Should Especially Care”

“How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can Illuminate the Medicare Debate”

“Regulation vs. Freedom in Health Care” [lecture course]

Media Interviews

“Canada’s Diseased Health Care System” March 04, 2014

“Obamacare and Health Insurance Pools” October 02, 2013

“Obamacare Is Bad for You, Especially If You’re Young” August 21, 2013

“Obamacare Lowers Premiums in New York” July 29, 2013

“Biden-Ryan Debate No Laughing Matter When It Comes to Future of Our Country” October 15, 2012