Host: The Cato Institute. The Cato Institute invites you to participate in a one-day conference, featuring health care experts from across the political landscape, on the state and future of health care reform in America. Even before the results of the 2008 elections were known, lawmakers in Washington, D.C., were preparing some of the most sweeping health care reforms America has seen in decades.
The need for changes could not be clearer. Health care costs are growing unsustainably. And, while America leads the world in medical innovations and responsiveness to patients, there are large deficiencies in many areas, including the frequency of medical errors, and patients losing their health insurance at the very moment they need it most. Further, much of the U.S. health care sector lacks basic advances that have been incorporated by other parts of America’s economy, electronic recordkeeping in particular. Why isn’t the marketplace fixing these problems? Will the reforms being crafted in Congress improve this picture, or make these problems even more acute?
Cato has assembled an outstanding group of recognized experts and distinguished speakers for a significant one-day examination of the issues surrounding this year’s health care reform effort.
Added by insideronline on June 10, 2009