Reforming America’s Health Care System: The Flawed Vision of ObamaCare

(Hoover Institution Press, 2010)

Book Forum
March 2, 2011 4:00PM
Hayek Auditorium
Featuring contributor Grace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute; with comments by Len Nichols, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, George Mason University; and Michael F. Cannon, Cato Institute.

In March 2010, Congress passed a sweeping overhaul of America’s health care sector. That law, commonly known as ObamaCare, triggered a backlash in voting booths, in Congress, and in the courts. A new book from the Hoover Institution, Reforming America’s Health Care System: The Flawed Vision of ObamaCare, features health policy experts from the United States, Canada, and Western Europe who discuss what to expect from the law and alternatives to it. They examine numerous aspects of the law, including the individual mandate to buy insurance, the threats to medical innovation, the reduction of choice to consumers, and the complexities of medical malpractice reform. In addition, they examine lessons learned from state health reforms, the Canadian government’s control of access to care, and the western European governments’ oversight of comparative-effectiveness research.