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Healthy Competition Revised Edition: What's Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It,

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Government control has driven health care costs sky-high at the same time that it has reduced the quality of care. As America's health care system cries out for reform, should policymakers embrace even more government planning, or should they fight for more individual freedom? In this updated edition of their 2005 book, the authors tackle proposals that would let government manage even more of America's health care sector. The continuing problem of ever-rising health care costs ...

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Overview

Government control has driven health care costs sky-high at the same time that it has reduced the quality of care. As America's health care system cries out for reform, should policymakers embrace even more government planning, or should they fight for more individual freedom? In this updated edition of their 2005 book, the authors tackle proposals that would let government manage even more of America's health care sector. The continuing problem of ever-rising health care costs makes this book as timely as ever.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933995106
  • Publisher: Cato Institute
  • Publication date: 11/25/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 1,118,133
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Preface to the Second Edition     ix
Foreword   George P. Shultz     xi
Introduction: What Can Competition Do for Patients?     1
The State of America's Health Care System
What's Right     17
Real Problems     27
Misdiagnosis
How Not to Reform Health Care     33
Underlying Diseases, Strong Medicine
Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Very Bad     51
Tax Policy and Health Care     67
Government Health Programs     81
Choice and Competition, or Controls?     115
Medical Malpractice Reform     143
Conclusion     149
Notes     153
Index     179
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