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

Capitol Hill Briefing
June 2, 2005
12:00PM to 1:30PM EDT
B-354 Rayburn House Office Building
Featuring Peter Van Doren, Editor, Regulation, Cato Institute
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 Van Doren examine these assumptions and discuss what health care markets can and cannot do and whether government can improve their performance.