The Basic FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions on Health Policy and Responses from Our Pro-Market Perspective

The health reform debate often can seem bewildering to citizens and political leaders alike. The health sector is vast, representing one-sixth of our nation’s economy, and it is enormously complex. But fundamental principles of economics can help in understanding what is wrong with our health sector and what we need to do to begin to get it on the right
track.

At the Galen Institute, our work is informed by economic principles, especially the importance of understanding how people and systems can be expected to respond to incentives placed before them. With this in mind, we are offering a regular feature to answer frequently asked questions about our health sector, informed by our free-market perspective. We invite your participation and contributions to the debate.

Download the entire FAQ publication (PDF).

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The health reform debate often can seem bewildering to citizens and political leaders alike. The health sector is vast, representing one-sixth of our nation’s economy, and it is enormously complex. But fundamental principles of economics can help in understanding what is wrong with our health sector and what we need to do to begin to get it on the right
track.

At the Galen Institute, our work is informed by economic principles, especially the importance of understanding how people and systems can be expected to respond to incentives placed before them. With this in mind, we are offering a regular feature to answer frequently asked questions about our health sector, informed by our free-market perspective. We invite your participation and contributions to the debate.

Download the entire FAQ publication (PDF).

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