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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
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.
More About the Speakers
Sally C. Pipes
President and CEO,
Pacific Research Institute
Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D.