To Reform Health Care, Don’t Increase Taxes, Cut Them
Join the conversation on Twitter using #CatoEvents. Follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute. If you have questions or need assistance registering for the event, please email our staff at email@example.com.
To cover the likely $2 trillion cost of extending health insurance coverage to the uninsured, Democratic leaders are scrambling to find ways to increase the American people’s taxes. Should Congress tax health benefits? Charitable contributions? Soda pop? Wages? The rich? Or are congressional leaders barking up the wrong tree? Is this rush to tax based on false premises? Two health policy experts from the Cato Institute—the co‐authors of Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It—will explain the pitfalls of tax‐and‐spend health care reform, as well as how true reform requires reducing the amount of money that politicians control.