Modernizing Health Care Regulations to Lower the Costs of Medical Services

By Kishan Bhatt, Princeton University



This essay presents supply-side initiatives to curb rising health care costs in the United States. Proposed reforms include modernizing occupational licensing requirements for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and doctors. Expanding accessibility to health care services is an empirically effective and politically bipartisan policy tool to drive down costs without sacrificing quality. 

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