Capitol Hill Briefing

The Market for Health Care and Health Insurance: Can the Government Improve It?

August 13, 2003 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

B-369 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring Peter VanDoren, Editor, Regulation.

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Many people believe that health insurance and health care markets require more government regulation than other markets in order to work efficiently. In addition many believe that access to health care is too important to be allocated by market forces, because low‐​income Americans cannot afford adequate health care. Come hear Peter VanDoren examine these assumptions and discuss what health care markets can and cannot do and whether government can improve their performance.