July 19, 2012

100 Join AFF-Chicago and Partners to Discuss Healthcare Reform

By: Richard Lorenc

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the “Affordable Care Act” (known also as “Obamacare”), one hundred young professionals gathered in Chicago for a discussion on the future of healthcare policy and the potential for introducing free market reforms to improve service, cost, and accessibility.

Following a cocktail reception, Nina Owcharenko of the Heritage Foundation spoke of the unintended consequences of the health insurance mandate (raising healthcare prices for all), what the Supreme Court ruling means for Medicaid, and how government interference in health care generally changes the nature of personal healthcare.

This event was a partnership between America’s Future Foundation, Illinois Policy Institute, Heritage Action, and the Heritage Foundation.