On this edition of Radio Free Acton, we’re joined by Avik Roy, Opinion Editor at Forbes magazine and the founder and president of The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. He’s been an insightful critic of the health care reform process in the US since Congress began debating the legislation that we now know as Obamacare in 2009. Through his new organization, he’s published a plan to reform the American health care system called “Transcending Obamacare“; the plan is intended to maximize health care coverage in the population while significantly reducing costs for both consumers and the government. We examine the preexisting conditions that plagued the US health care system prior to Obamacare’s passage, why the Affordable Care Act hasn’t been able to fix them, and discuss the Roy’s plan to fix the problems.
You can listen to the podcast via the audio player below, and be sure to check out Roy’s Acton Lecture Series address on the end of cultural conservatism as we know it.
Update: In the podcast, Roy referenced his book How Medicaid Fails the Poor; It’s available here.