Policy Documents

Why We Spend Too Much on Health Care

December 29, 2000

In this Policy Fax Executive Summary by Joe Bast, the case is made that government policy actually responsible for high spending. Part of the reson for this is how employer provided insurance is structured. It also throws much doubt on managed care being able to lower spending on health care. The answer to affordable and good health care does not reside in a national health insurance offering, as the private options would be destroyed.  In the end, privatization, tax incentives, and deregulation are the answers to the health care problem.