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David Racer: Passion for Patients

August 28, 2017

Director of Communications Jim Lakely speaks with Dave Racer about his new book, “Passion for Patients.” America’s health care system has been regulated and distorted for decades, meaning the opportunities for market reforms seem more remote than ever.

Director of Communications Jim Lakely speaks with Dave Racer about his new book, “Passion for Patients.” America’s health care system has been regulated and distorted for decades, meaning the opportunities for market reforms seem more remote than ever. But prices won’t come down and quality won’t go up until  we “just give the patient the money and get out of the way.” Racer, who co-wrote his book with Dr. Lee Beecher, M.D., talks about some of the biggest problems in today’s largely socialized health care system: rent seeking, “stakeholder syndrome,” and few incentives that promote better care and lower prices.

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Jim Lakely is the director of communications and the primary media contact at The Heartland Institute.
jlakely@heartland.org @jlakely