How the Federal Government Is Causing Our Nation's Health Care Crisis

Policy Backgrounders | Federal Spending | Health

No. 119
Monday, June 22, 1992
by John C. Goodman

A common assumption behind most health care reform proposals is that the private sector is causing our national health care crisis.  In fundamental ways, the federal government rather than the private sector is responsible for our health policy crisis, and state governments can make few improvements as long as unwise federal policies remain in place.

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