Capitol Hill Briefing

Will Cost Containment Derail Health Care Reform?

June 2, 2009 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Capitol Visitors Center- SVC 201/200

Featuring Arnold Kling, Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute, and Author, Crisis of Abundance: Rethinking How We Pay for Health Care.

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From a patient’s point of view, the ideal health insurance policy would offer unlimited access to medical services at no charge. Unfortunately, it is not feasible to offer this to everyone. The key to sustainable health care reform is restraining the use of services that have high costs and low benefits. How will a government‐​funded system restrain spending? Why might a market‐​oriented alternative be attractive? Please join Cato scholar Arnold Kling to examine the challenges facing health reformers and the feasibility of alternative proposals.