The next part of the IEA's big steps to a smaller state series
The purpose of this panel discussion is to discuss the appropriate role of the state in the provision and finance of health care. Panellists will seek to answer the question of whether there should be radical health reform and, if so, what form it should take. Some panellists may prefer evolutionary reform, others may prefer a system of health provision where the state provides finance and the consumer is put in charge. Still others may go further – as suggested in the IEA book, Sharper Axes, Lower Taxes – and make citizens at least partially responsible for financing their own health care. The panellists will go on to consider what precisely the legitimate role of government in these sectors should be.
Dr Stephen Davies, Education Director, IEA;
Prof Julian Le Grand, Richard Titmuss Professor of Health Policy, LSE Health;
Matthew Sinclair, Director, The TaxPayers’ Alliance
Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health; and
Chris Skidmore, Conservative MP for Kingswood
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