Mike Tanner on the shortcomings of government‐​managed health care

Featuring Michael D. Tanner

How should the problems facing the U.S. health care system be addressed?

Many proposed solutions are worse than the disease. At a recent Capitol Hill Briefing, Cato’s Mike Tanner examines the shortcomings in single‐​payer systems, employer and individual mandates, and managed‐​competition plans, including Massachusetts‐​style “connectors.” Tanner is the director of Health and Welfare Studies at the Cato Institute and coauthor of Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.