Healthy Competition: What's Holding Back Health Care and how to Free it

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Cato Institute, 2005 - Medical - 183 pages
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America's healthcare system is at a crossroads, faced with rising costs, quality concerns, and a lack of patient control. Some blame market forces. Yet many troubles can be traced directly to pervasive government influence: entitlements, tax laws, and costly regulations. Consumer choice and competition deliver higher quality and lower prices in other areas of the economy. The authors conclude that removing restrictions can do the same for health care.
 

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Contents

1 Whats Right
17
2 Real Problems
27
3 How Not to Reform Health Care
33
4 Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Very Bad
51
5 Tax Policy and Health Care
67
6 Government Health Programs
81
7 Choice and Competition or Controls?
115
8 Medical Malpractice Reform
143
Conclusion
149
Notes
153
Index
179
About the Authors
191
Cato Institute
194
Back Cover
195
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Michael F. Cannon is the Cato Institute's director of health policy studies.

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