Book Forum

Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Healthcare and How to Free It

Date and Time
November 29, 2005 5 - 6:30 PM EST
Featuring the coauthor Michael F. Cannon, Director, Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; with comments by Jonathan Cohn, Senior Editor New Republic; Dr. John Nelson, Immediate Past President American Medical Association; and Sen. Jim DeMint, (R-SC).

America’s health care system is at a crossroads, faced with rising costs, quality concerns, and a lack of patient control. Some blame market forces. But as Michael Cannon and Michael Tanner argue in their new book, Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It, many troubles can be traced directly to pervasive government influence: entitlements, tax laws, and costly regulations. Consumer choice and competition deliver higher quality and lower prices in other areas of the economy and can do the same for medical care and health insurance. Please join us for a summary of this new book and a lively discussion on health care reform.