Last updated on: 8/4/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Michael F. Cannon, MA, JM Biography

Title:
Director of Health Policy Studies at the Cato Institute
Position:
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“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 ever before.

That makes ObamaCare an attractive target for repeal.”

“US Healthcare: What Hath Obama Wrought?” Diplomat Magazine, May 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute
  • Former domestic policy analyst, US Senate Republican Policy Committee
Education:
  • JM (Juris Master), Law and Economics, George Mason University
  • MA, Economics, George Mason University
  • BA, American Government, University of Virginia
Other:

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Quoted in:
  1. Will the health care reform laws decrease the federal deficit?