Health Care Reform: Must Reads from AEI Experts

As the Supreme Court continues to hear arguments on the constitutionality of President Obama's health reform law (commonly known as 'Obamacare'), I wanted to be sure you saw the following new pieces from the American Enterprise Institute's (AEI) health experts.

  • AFTER OBAMACARE?: In a just-published piece in National Affairs, AEI visiting scholar and health expert James Capretta sets out the 7 principles for an effective, market-based solution to America's health care problems. His proposal would address the systems current flaws, without relying on centralized federal power. Capretta is available for interviews and can be reached through [email protected]
  • LEGAL EXPERTISE: AEI resident fellow Thomas (Tom) P. Miller, a lawyer and health economist, has been writing extensively on the current case. His recent pieces on the AEI blog can be found here and all of his work can be found here. Miller is available for interviews and can be reacjed at [email protected]
  • SLIPPERY SLOPE?: In a new post, AEI expert and Duke University professor Christopher Conover examines Justice Scalia's line of questioning: if lack of exercise, like failing to cover the uninsured, raises health costs for all, could the government mandate exercise? Conover does the math. The failure to purchase health insurance raises rates for the insured by at most 20 cents per day (and more accurately 6 cents per day), far less than the almost 50 cents per day cost of failing to exercise. Conover is the author of American Health Economy Illustrated (AEI Press, 2012), an essential compendium of health information and is available for interviews at [email protected]
  • PERILS OF WAITING: In a new op-ed, AEI resident fellow J.D. Kleinke, an expert on the business of health care, describes how the health care industry and state governments are watching and waiting for the Court’s decision--and in doing so, harming the health system. Businesses are consolidating and shifting capital away from innovation to prepare to implement the health reform law's mandates. State governments have delayed creating the exchanges necessary to implement the new law because of the uncertainty surrounding the case, and so have enabled the Federal government to take on that task and gain more power. Kleinke is available for interviews and can be reached at [email protected]


These pieces are just a sample of the rigorous, timely work being done by AEI health experts. All of AEI's work on health care reform can be found here.

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