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From Fortress to Frontier: How Innovation Can Save Health Care

Despite the fierce debate over health care policy, the political Left and Right are more alike than they realize. Both have spent decades pursuing policies that obstruct health care’s capacity to save lives, ease suffering, and cut costs. . .

In this video, Robert Graboyes explains how we can refocus America’s health care debate to accomplish the real goal of health care reform: better health for more people at lower costs year after year. The secret ingredient is simple: unleash innovation.

To replicate the kinds of revolutionary innovation seen in other fields like information technology, health care policymakers need to discard the Fortress mentality that has constrained medical advances and adopt a Frontier attitude that tolerates calculated risks and welcomes competition from diverse practitioners and disciplines.

To learn more, visit http://www.mercatus.org/frontier