Capitol Hill Briefing

Avoiding a Health Care Disaster

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Date and Time
January 22, 2009 2 - 4 PM EST
Location
SVC-203/202 U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Featuring
Featuring Michael F. Cannon,Director of Health Policy Studies at the Cato Institute and co‐​author of Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.

With the return of one‐​party government, major policy changes in health care seem all but inevitable. Yet fundamentally divergent interests in both Congress and the health industry will make consensus difficult to obtain. The most dangerous proposals are those that expand political control over patients’ health care decisions: mandates, price controls, and government‐​run health care for the middle class. How will centrists and market proponents recognize the forms these mistakes might take, and how can they defend against them? Please join Cato scholar Michael Cannon for an exploration of these and related issues.