Explain it to Me: How Wisconsin can be a National Leader in Healthcare Reform

Sep 30, 2022 | Wisconsin Voices Blog

State Capitol


  • What happened? Earlier this month, IRG announced a ground breaking partnership on healthcare policy with healthcare economist Tomas Philipson, a professor of public policy at the University of Chicago and former acting chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers for President Donald Trump, to make Wisconsin the national leader in free-market, state-based healthcare solutions.

  • Why is it important? Wisconsinites cannot afford to wait any longer for free-market policy solutions that can be implemented at the state level to lower costs and improve access to health care. Working with renowned University of Chicago Professor Tomas Philipson, IRG will prove that conservatives CAN bring solutions that enhance choice, manage costs, and ensure access, all while improving our current, disjointed system.

  • What’s next? Philipson and IRG’s policy team will generate an unprecedented playbook for conservative, free-market healthcare reforms ahead of Wisconsin’s 2023-2025 budget. With a focus on increasing choice and competition in the private sector and reforming Medicaid, these policy solutions will demonstrate how lawmakers, policymakers, and industry stakeholders can successfully deliver higher-quality and more sustainable healthcare to Wisconsinites. Once successful in Wisconsin, IRG will help guide states across the nation in replicating our model of reform, showing that conservatives have both the policies and the willpower to transform health care in this country. Read more here.