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Should Health Care be Regulated Like the Internet? (Guest: Dr. Robert Graboyes)

January 31, 2019

Dr. Robert Graboyes joins the show to discuss a recent poll showing a partisan divide in who believes the nation's health care situation is in a crisis.

Dr. Graboyes of George Mason's Mercatus Center discusses a recent Gallup poll that purported to show Republican voters see less of a crisis in health care than Democrat voters. Graboyes says he doesn't put much stock in poll results and isn't as concerned about whether health care faces a 'crisis' (he doesn't believe it does). He is, however, very interested in how the U.S. health care system is showing a decided unwillingness to innovate, a situation he believes is what keeps the country mired in higher than necessary health care costs and partisan squabbling over the insurance market. He tells the Heartland Institute the debate over health care should really be focused on regulation, technology, and entrepreneurship in the health care space.

Sarah Lee is a policy advisor for health care and a host of Heartland's Health Care News podcast.