Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi famously said that we would have to pass health care reform to find out what’s in it. Well, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been law for four months, and we are beginning to learn more about what it will mean for the federal budget, insurance premiums, businesses, workers, doctors, and patients. So far, the news has not been good — the law’s cost and insurance premiums are expected to rise, while many of the promised reforms may turn out to be less than expected. Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and author of the new study, “Bad Medicine: The Real Costs and Consequences of the New Health Care Law,” will discuss these and related issues.
Featuring Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; Spencer Ackerman, Senior Writer, WIRED Magazine; and Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.
In the new issue of Cato Policy Report, Cato President and CEO John A. Allison argues that the Federal Reserve is increasing the long-term risk in our financial system through both its monetary and regulatory policies. Also in this issue, James D. Gwartney looks at the incomplete “public choice revolution,” and explains how mainstream economics is leaving both current students and the general public with a misleading, false, and romantic view of government and the operation of the democratic political process.
May 17, 2013
May 17, 2013
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The Cato Institute tops a new measure of think tank performance in the United States, according to a recent report. Cato bested all other U.S. think tanks in the main category of “Aggregate Profile per Dollar Spent.” “I’m grateful to the Center for Global Development for showing that Cato gives its sponsors something I wish government gave more of to taxpayers: bang for the buck,” said Cato CEO John Allison.