One reason health care costs so much is because seeing a doctor is expensive. Seeing a doctor is expensive because becoming a doctor is expensive and time-consuming, and medical school weeds out all but the most determined and skilled.
But what if we could get more of our medical care from trained health care professionals who are not doctors, such as nurses and nurse practitioners? Do states’ “scope of practice” laws unnecessarily drive up health care costs and deny opportunity to nurses? Or are they needed to protect patients? Are common-sense consensus reforms available?
Join AEI as we bring together economists and medical professionals to discuss this issue of regulation, safety, and economic opportunity.
If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours.
Cindy Cooke, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Benedic N. Ippolito, AEI
R. Shawn Martin, American Academy of Family Physicians
Timothy P. Carney, AEI
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For more information, please contact Nick Saffran at [email protected], 202.419.5218.
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