In this landmark publication, Avik Roy, one of the nation’s leading authorities on health reform, details a way to rise above the partisan rancor about Obamacare by embracing the goals of both the left and the right. The left wants to ensure that every American has health insurance, while the right wants to reduce government intrusion in Americans’ personal health decisions, and to solve America’s health care-driven fiscal crisis. Roy’s plan achieves all of these goals. It would cover 12 million more Americans than Obamacare, while reducing the deficit by $8 trillion over 30 years.
Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, describes Transcending Obamacare as “what true patient-centered, consumer-driven healthcare reform would look like.” Ross Douthat of the New York Times calls Transcending Obamacare “the most comprehensive and ambitious vision of what a right-of-center ‘reform of the reform’ on health care could look like.” Timothy Jost, in Health Affairs, calls it the “most thoroughly developed conservative alternative for reforming the American health care system in the wake of the Affordable Care Act. It is a serious proposal, and it deserves to be taken seriously.”
Transcending Obamacare is the debut publication of a new think tank, the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP), helmed by Avik Roy. FREOPP is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank that conducts original research on expanding economic opportunity to those who least have it. The organization is committed to deploying the nation’s leading scholars and the tools of individual liberty, free enterprise, and technological innovation to serve this mission. All research conducted by FREOPP considers the impact of public policies and proposed reforms on those with incomes or wealth below the U.S. median.