IRG Releases Groundbreaking Report on Common Sense, Patient-Centered Healthcare Solutions for Wisconsin
Focused on driving down costs and improving outcomes
Delafield, WI – Today, the Institute for Reforming Government released an unprecedented playbook for common-sense, patient-centered healthcare solutions that demonstrate how to successfully give Wisconsinites access to higher-quality and lower-cost healthcare. This groundbreaking report offers an alternative vision to the left’s model of government-run healthcare. By upending the current incentive structure, increasing the supply of healthcare providers, and removing barriers to care, IRG’s proposed solutions take power away from special interests and Big Government, and give it back to patients, where it belongs. Read the full report here.
IRG’s policy team crafted the report in collaboration with renowned 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.
“Since Obamacare in 2009, the left has taken complete ownership over the issue of healthcare while the right has offered no viable solutions of their own. But after today, this changes. IRG is proud to release our groundbreaking report with Professor Phillipson that shows policymakers, lawmakers and industry stakeholders how to make Wisconsin the national leader in state-based healthcare solutions that actually drive down costs and, most importantly, improve outcomes for patients – the only standard that should matter.” – Alex Ignatowski, Director of State Budget and Government Reform
From expanding scope-of-practice for nurse practitioners and growing the supply of physicians to allowing insurer networks to be based on market-needs, this report is centered on three critical, free-market pillars of healthcare reform:
- Increasing health care choice and competition;
- Medicaid reforms to improve service and protect taxpayers;
- Establishing consumer-friendly price transparency.
About Professor Philipson
Professor Tom Philipson is the Daniel Levin Professor of Public Policy Studies Emeritus at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. He currently directs the Becker Friedman Institute’s Program on Foundational Research in Health Care Markets and Policies. Professor Philipson also served as the acting chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers during the Trump administration. Read more here.