The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care: A Citizen’s Guide

President and CEO, Sally C. Pipes, was invited to talk about the findings in her book “The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care: A Citizen’s Guide” at the Heritage Foundation.

In The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care: A Citizen’s Guide, Sally C. Pipes examines ten popular myths about the state of health care in America. Each myth is addressed in straightforward, easy-to-understand language. She challenges the conventional belief that only government can fix our health care system and examines how government overreach itself has put the system in a state of crisis. Ms. Pipes also offers ways to fix the country’s biggest health care problems and offers several patient-centered prescriptions for reform.

“If we want to bring costs down and extend coverage to more Americans, we have to open the health care marketplace to competition – by abolishing costly government regulations and reforming the tax code to make insurance more affordable…. We can solve the health care problems that plague the United States,” she concludes, “but we won’t solve them if we continue to believe the many myths that plague the health care debate.”

SALLY C. PIPES is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Research Institute, a San Francisco-based think tank founded in 1979. Prior to becoming PRI President in 1991, she was Assistant Director of the Fraser Institute based in Vancouver, Canada. Ms. Pipes addresses national and international audiences on health care, women’s issues, and the economy.

Nothing contained in this blog is to be construed as necessarily reflecting the views of the Pacific Research Institute or as an attempt to thwart or aid the passage of any legislation.

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