Director of Health Policy Studies at the Cato Institute
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"The price controls that Obama's law imposes on pharmaceuticals and health insurance will prevent the market from expressing a demand for further innovations.
Massachusetts enacted a nearly identical law in 2006, which is already threatening to extinguish innovation in payment systems and healthcare delivery.
President Obama could have come up with a law
making healthcare better, more affordable and more
secure through the bottom-up process of innovation.
Instead, he extended the world's most expensive health
care system to 32 million more people. And he did so
in a way that could 'dump' more sick Americans than
That makes ObamaCare an attractive target for repeal."
"US Healthcare: What Hath Obama Wrought?" Diplomat Magazine, May 2010