June 16, 2009 4:50PM

Cato on Health Care Reform

By Cato Editors

We are now facing some of the most sweeping changes health care has seen in decades. Reform is needed, but increasing government control over one‐​sixth of the economy and over important personal and private decisions — as many of the proposals aim to do — would harm American taxpayers, health care providers, and patients.

This week, the Cato Institute launched Health​care​.Cato​.org, which highlights Cato’s contributions to the health care debate. The resources provided on the site provide in‐​depth analyses of health care issues and reform initiatives, and underscore the ways in which free‐​market reforms, increased consumer choice, and energized competition — not more government control — improve the quality and cost‐​efficiency of health care.

Please check back regularly for updates and new resources!

Update: The Cato Institute Conference on Health Care Reform will be Webcast live from 9:00–5:00 PM Wednesday.

Featured speakers:

  • Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
  • Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX)
  • Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA)
  • Karen Davenport, Director of Health Policy, Center for American Progress
  • Douglas Holtz‐​Eakin, Former Director, Congressional Budget Office, and Director of Domestic and Economic Policy for the McCain presidential campaign
  • Tom G. Donlan, Barron’s
  • Karen Tumulty, Time Magazine
  • Susan Dentzer, Health Affairs
  • John Reichard, Congressional Quarterly

Full schedule of events and Webcast, here.