The Economics of Health Insurance Reform

Capitol Hill Briefing
January 26, 2017
1:00PM to 2:00PM EST
2168 Rayburn House Office Building
Featuring Peter Van Doren, Senior Fellow and Editor of Regulation, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

With the potential repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act comes an opportunity for Congress to replace it with reforms that could dramatically improve health care by expanding choice, lowering costs, and improving quality.

The discipline of economics can be of tremendous help in defining the contours of a plan that would accomplish those goals. It can also help predict whether any ideas from the vast array of proposed reforms can plausibly achieve these outcomes. Of the leading options under discussion, which are likely to work and which will lock in bad incentives and sustain harmful market distortions?

Join us for a lively presentation as we explore the options through an economic lens and identify the kinds of reforms that are most likely to satisfy the health care needs of Americans, sick and healthy alike.