About the Health Care Policy
Established in 2002, the Health Care Policy Center’s focus on public policy that safeguards consumers’’ ability to determine their own choices about their own health care and the care of their families. HCPC fights the expansion of government directed health care that infringes upon individual choice. Director Linda Gorman has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s leading experts in free market health care issues.
Art Laffer on Obama Care
Current plans to expand government intervention in the health care system will further inflate prices for Colorado families without improving medical services, says world renowned economist Art Laffer in a new study for the Independence Institute. The study is titled, “The Prognosis for National Health Insurance: a Colorado Perspective.”
The study concludes that President Obama’s health care reform agenda will cost $4,156 per Colorado resident in additional federal and state expenditures over the next 10 years. In addition, the proposed government health care expansion will reduce economic growth in Colorado by 4.3% through 2019.
Healthcare Policy Center Director Linda Gorman, along with R. Allan Jensen, (both 208 Commission members) have written a Minority Report response to the Commission’s findings (see the press release here). If 40 page documents aren’t your thing, check out the op-ed written by Linda Gorman and Ari Armstrong that does a good job of outlining some of the key points in the full report.