Douglas Holtz-Eakin

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Douglas Holtz-Eakin is president of the American Action Forum policy institute and a former commissioner on the congressionally chartered Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. He was also formerly director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and chief economist on the president’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Publications & Appearances

The Pre-existing Condition: Market Incentives for Broader Coverage

There is nothing about markets for health insurance that requires a mandate-heavy, regulatory approach to solving the problem of pre-existing conditions. A better approach uses high-risk insurance pools to address pre-existing conditions in the current population and continuous insurance coverage to address pre-existing conditions in the future.