Mike Tanner on the shortcomings of government-managed health care

December 19, 2007

How should the problems facing the U.S. health care system be addressed?

Many proposed solutions are worse than the disease. At a recent Capitol Hill Briefing, Cato’s Mike Tanner examines the shortcomings in single-payer systems, employer and individual mandates, and managed-competition plans, including Massachusetts-style “connectors.” Tanner is the director of Health and Welfare Studies at the Cato Institute and coauthor of Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.

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