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 and other venues.


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

Career Roles


Health insurance; Health care entitlement programs; Socialized medicine; FDA
Ayn Rand Institute
2011 – present

Writer and Speaker

Health care policy issues
Ayn Rand Institute
2011 – present

Selected Work

Talks & Lectures

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

“The Disease Killing Canadian Health Care”

"Fifty Years Later: The Impossible Math of Medicare"

"Obamacare: A Law We Can Be Proud Of?"

"Individualism and Collectivism in Health Care"

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


“Reviving the Patient: How to Bring Free Markets Back to Health Care” (America’s Future Foundation) November 18, 2014

"Imagine: The Power to Choose Your Health Care" (Steamboat Institute) May 07, 2014

“FDA Versus Patients: Asking the Government for Permission to Live” (National Press Club) October 09, 2013