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Hoover Institution Releases Book Highlighting the Untold Reality of Health Reform Reforming America's Health Care System: The Flawed Vision of ObamaCare, Edited by Scott Atlas, MD

STANFORD, Calif., Nov 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Hoover Institution today released Reforming America's Health Care System: The Flawed Vision of ObamaCare, edited by Scott Atlas, MD. In this book, health policy experts Atlas, Richard A.

Epstein, Nadeem Esmail, Helen Evans, PhD, Scott Gottlieb, MD, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Roger Stark, MD, Grace-Marie Turner, and Glen Whitman discuss both what to expect from the recent health reform legislation and which alternatives should still be considered.

Reforming America's Health Care System offers a critical assessment of important parts of the newly enacted health care law. Specifically, this book analyzes the individual mandate to buy insurance, threats to medical innovation, the lack of choices for consumers, and the complexities of medical malpractice reform. The authors also examine lessons learned from America's own state health reforms, the consequences of government control on access to care in Canada, and the impact of government oversight of health care effectiveness in the UK and Western Europe.

The authors emphasize that, although government can be a positive piece of the health care puzzle, empowering individuals and facilitating competition in the private sector will ultimately provide more choices, better and higher-quality care, and effective cost competitiveness. Reforming America's Health Care System claims that, were Congress to enact reforms that remove artificial barriers to competition, reduce mandates, increase transparency, and shift control of the health care dollar to the consumer, private-sector creativity would generate innovative, low-cost insurance that Americans would value. Such reforms would reduce the number of uninsured, increase individual choice, and empower Americans to make value- and cost-based decisions for their families.

Atlas is a senior fellow at Hoover Institution, a professor at the Stanford University Medical Center, and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. For more information on Reforming America's Health Care System: The Flawed Vision of ObamaCare and its authors, visit HooverPress.org.

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