July 9, 2014

The Fortress and the Frontier: The Divide Over American Healthcare

Robert Graboyes

Senior Research Fellow

Robert Graboyes frames the real divide in health care policy as pitting Fortress (risk-averse and fearful of outsiders) versus Frontier (risk-tolerant and welcoming to outsiders). He argues that both ends of the American political spectrum have veered sharply toward the Fortress in recent decades-thereby stifling innovations that reduce costs and improve health.