Elise Amez-Droz: Those Treacherous “Essential” and “Non-essential” Labels

Our guest is Elise Amez-Droz, program manager for the Open Health program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where she also manages the health policy portfolio. Ms. Amez-Droz is a Public Policy Fellow with The Fund for American Studies and a member of the Millennial Cohort of American Enterprise Institute’s Leadership Network.


  • The Mercatus Center website

  • “Labeling Us ‘Essential’ or ‘Non-Essential’ Makes Us Less Human” (Discourse Magazine)

  • Related episode: 21. Inside the Swiss Healthcare System (with guest Marc Fouradoulas, MD)

  • Watch the episode on our YouTube channel

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