Health Freedom Summit
The Mises Institutes “Medical Freedom Summit” held in Salem, New Hampshire on June 17, 2021 featured expert speakers discussing the developments of a new world of medical entrepreneurship that is growing. Concierge and cash-only practices, walk-in cash clinics, medical tourism, and cost-sharing plans are just a few of the ways free-market approaches are changing the landscape.
The Medical Freedom Summit
A new world of medical entrepreneurship is growing. Concierge and cash-only practices, walk-in cash clinics, medical tourism, and cost-sharing plans are just a few of the ways free-market approaches are changing the landscape. Expert speakers discussed several of these developments, and more at the Mises Institutes “Medical Freedom Summit” held in Salem, New Hampshire on June 17, 2021.
Can Economics Save Medicine?
Speaker: Jeff Deist
Medicine is fundamentally poised for an incredible entrepreneurial breakthrough. The kind of breakthrough that will revolutionize the practice and delivery of medicine and how we think about health.
Medical Staffing and the Revolutionary Innovations We Need
Speaker: Joe Matarese
Healthcare is inaccessible in many ways, and it is notoriously inefficient. There is a fundamental misalignment between patients and the system.
Follow the (Economic) Science: Why Lockdowns Were Bad Pandemic Policy
Speaker: Ben Powell
“It’s the economic science people need to listen to to figure out if there is a rationale for a type of government regulation during this pandemic; and, if so, what that looks like. And I’ll tell you what it does not look like: lockdowns or any of the policies we got over the past year.”
Direct Primary Care: Aligning Incentives in Healthcare
Speaker: Adam Wheeler
“Primary care is about access, continuity, and responsibility.”
What Canada Can Teach Us about Medical Freedom
Speaker: Peter St. Onge
You get what you pay for. When that is going through a bureaucrat, you are getting far less than what you pay for.
Bringing the Free Market to the Healthcare Bazar
Speaker: Nick Vailas
How Medical Innovation Happens: Cash Clinics in Pharmacies and Big Box Stores
Speaker: Hunter Hastings
“Austrian economics is very much the economics of innovation, because we understand change, we understand uncertainty, and we understand that there is a constant search for betterment.”
Imagining a Better Way: Foundations of a Healthy Healthcare System
Speaker: Gayle Brekke
“The groupthink that exists among scholars of healthcare, among policy makers, among politicians — even among the public — is alarming.”
How the Surgery Center of Oklahoma Tapped the Cash Market
Speaker: Keith Smith
“The cronies and their government pals are increasingly exposed. As the co-founder of the Free Market Medical Association (https://FMMA.org), I am filled with optimism watching the growth and acceptance of market discipline in this industry.”