Tag: Medical Treatment

In this AEI Events Podcast, AEI’s Tim Carney hosts a panel discussion regarding whether obtaining medical care from trained health care professionals who are not doctors, such as nurses and nurse practitioners, could drive down costs. The panel of economists and medical professionals discuss this issue of regulation, safety, and economic opportunity, and conclude with a discussion of the role for new innovations, such as telemedicine, in the future of health care.

Panelists include Benedic N. Ippolito (AEI), Cindy Cooke (American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and R. Shawn Martin (American Academy of Family Physicians).

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On Tuesday March 24 I went to my ophthalmologist for my yearly eye exam. (My Dad lost sight in one eye because his optometrist failed to diagnose his glaucoma, so given that family history, I go to an ophthalmologist from Will’s Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.) I write this because when I approached the counter to […]

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