Switzerland, etc.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Avik Roy have proposed reforming Obamacare to make it more like Switzerland (some of what they write is quite similar to what I claimed in my book would result if there ever was a health reform deal). These guys spilled quite a few words over the past 30 odd months talking about how Obamacare had to be torn out root and branch, etc. This is a healthy shift, that acknoweldges the Supreme Court and the last elction. Ross Douthat chronicles other Conservative intellectuals moderating from some of the more reality-free policy positions championed by Republicans in recent years. What is missing are elected Republicans, especially in the House, doing the same.

About Don Taylor
Professor of Public Policy (with appointments in Business, Nursing, Community and Family Medicine, and the Duke Clinical Research Institute), and Chair of the Academic Council at Duke University https://academiccouncil.duke.edu/ . I am one of the founding faculty of the Margolis Center for Health Policy. My research focuses on improving care for persons who are dying, and I am co-PI of a CMMI award in Community Based Palliative Care. I teach both undergrads and grad students at Duke. On twitter @donaldhtaylorjr

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  1. Pingback: More Switzerland « freeforall

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