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Author Cannon, Michael F.

Title Healthy competition : what's holding back health care and how to free it / Michael F. Cannon & Michael D. Tanner
Published Washington, D.C. : Cato Institute, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 183 pages) : illustrations
Contents Foreword / George P. Shultz -- Introduction : what can competition do for patients? -- pt. I. The state of America's health care system -- 1. What's right -- 2. Real problems -- pt. II. Misdiagnosis -- 3. How not to reform health care -- pt. III. Underlying diseases, strong medicine -- 4. Too much of a good thing can be very bad -- 5. Tax policy and health care -- 6. Government health programs -- 7. Choice and competition, or controls? -- 8. Medical malpractice reform -- Conclusion
Summary Annotation America's healthcare system is at a crossroads, faced with rising costs, quality concerns, and a lack of patient control. Some blame market forces. Yet many troubles can be traced directly to pervasive government influence: entitlements, tax laws, and costly regulations. Consumer choice and competition deliver higher quality and lower prices in other areas of the economy. The authors conclude that removing restrictions can do the same for health care
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Health care reform -- United States.
Medical care -- United States.
Medical policy -- United States.
Economic Competition.
Economics, Medical.
Health Care Reform.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Tanner, Michael, 1956-
LC no. 2005050787
ISBN 1598758624
1930865813 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1933995483 (electronic bk.)
9781930865815 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781933995489 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)