Using Tech to Fix Health Care - Douglas Holtz-Eaken
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/06/17/Is_There_a_Free-Market_Alternative Economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin proposes a business model using information technology to the reform the current US health care system. He argues that Medicare's payment program creates a "schizophrenic system that delivers uncoordinated care with terrible payment incentives." ----- At the White House summit on health care reform, President Obama said, "If there is a way of getting this done where we're driving down costs and people are getting health insurance at an affordable rate, and have choice of doctor, have flexibility in terms of their plans, and we could do that entirely through the market, I'd be happy to do it that way." Are there free-market reforms that can meet those goals? Can the market reform health care? - Cato Institute Douglas Holtz-Eakin was a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics from 2007 to March 2008. He was the director of the Congressional Budget Office (2003-05). He also served for 18 months as chief economist in the President's Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush (2001-02) and for two years as senior staff economist in President George H. W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers (1989-90). Dr. Holtz-Eakin is the recipient of the 2006 Morris and Edna Zale Award for Outstanding Achievement in Policy Research and Public Service.
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