Sally C. Pipes

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Sally C. Pipes

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 of PRI in 1991, she was assistant director of the Fraser Institute, based in Vancouver, Canada.

Ms. Pipes addresses national and international audiences on health care. She is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy. She has been interviewed on ABC’s 20/20; CNN; FOX News”; NBC “Nightly News with Brian Williams”; FOX Business Network; “The O’Reilly Factor,” FOX News’ “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” “The Today Show;” “Kudlow & Company on CNBC; MSNBC; “Dateline;” “Politically Incorrect;” “The Dennis Miller Show;” NBC Bay Area’s “Reality Check on Obamacare with Sam Brock”, and other prominent programs. She was featured in the special one-hour FOX documentary, “Live Free or Die in New Hampshire,” that was hosted by Bret Baier and released on August 8, 2014. The special which aired on three consecutive evenings focused on the importance of innovation in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. On the first night, the documentary was viewed by 1.3 million people.

Ms. Pipes writes a bi-weekly health care column “Piping Up” for Forbes.com. She has written regular columns for the Examiner newspapers, Chief Executive, and Investor’s Business Daily. Her health care opinion pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Financial Times of London, The Hill, RealClearPolitics, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, U.S. News and World Report, the Boston Globe, and the San Diego Union-Tribune, to name a few. Ms. Pipes’ views on health care also appeared in a special report of the world’s 30 leading health care experts published by Forbes.com entitled, “Solutions: Health Care and in Steve Forbes’ latest book How Capitalism Can Save Us. She was widely quoted in Shape Magazine and in the New York Times Sunday Magazine in an article by Princeton’s Peter Singer on how Obama will ration your care.