Health Care University
Five Cato Institute luncheon seminars on the Hill
12:00 noon (Lunch included)
John Stossel Video: Whose Body Is It Anyway? Sick in America
With comments by Michael D. Tanner, Director, Health and Welfare Studies, and Michael F. Cannon, Director, Health Policy Studies, co-authors of Healthy Competition: What's Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It
A showing of the video of John Stossel's investigation of health care issues, an ABC News 20/20 special, will be followed by Q&A with Michael Tanner, Director of Health and Welfare Studies, Cato Institute, and Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
The Basic Economics of Health Care and Insurance Markets
With comments by Peter Van Doren, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, and editor of the quarterly journal Regulation
Public debate about health care is often ill-informed about what health insurance markets can and cannot do and what effects health care expenditures actually have on morbidity and mortality. This session will explain basic facts and concepts essential to understanding insurance and health care markets as well as the political struggles that accompany them
Health Care: What Government Can and Cannot Fix
With comments by Arnold Kling, Cato Institute adjunct scholar and author of Crisis of Abundance: Rethinking How We Pay for Health Care
Our health care system has many flaws. There are issues with access, quality, and cost. This session will take a pragmatic approach to health care reform, looking at what sorts of government policies tend to work, what sorts of policies tend to fail, and what sorts of policies tend to backfire and make things worse.Download a Podcast of the Event (MP3)
Bad Ideas for Health Care Reform
Featuring Michael D. Tanner, Director, Health and Welfare Studies and co-author of Healthy Competition: What's Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It
How should the problems facing the U.S. health care system be addressed? Many proposed solutions are worse than the disease. This session will examine the shortcomings in single-payer systems, employer and individual mandates, and managed-competition plans, including Massachusetts-style "connectors."Download a Podcast of the Event (MP3)
How to Reduce Government's Role in Health Care
Featuring Michael F. Cannon, Director, Health Policy Studies, and co-author of Healthy Competition: What's Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It
Many reforms that claim to free health care markets would actually increase government's power. This session will discuss reforms that would actually reduce government's role in health care — and improve consumer options — and contrast them with reforms that fall short of that target.
Cato Institute luncheon seminars on the Hill are free of charge. Registration for each seminar closes 24 hours in advance. Please arrive early. Seating is limited and not guaranteed. News media inquiries only (no registrations), please call (202) 789-5200.
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