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

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

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Healthy Competition: What's Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It by Michael F. Cannon, Michael D. Tanner

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781930865815
Publisher: Cato Institute
Publication date: 10/15/2005
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.24(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.56(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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