Is a narrow focus on health care policy as experienced by patients—and mediated through private and public health insurance—leading us to overlook reasonable reforms that could improve access to care and reduce costs?

Patrick Ishmael's essay, "Demand Supply: Why Licensing Reform Matters to Improving American Health Care," addresses this question, exploring the regulatory barriers that define—often too narrowly—where health care providers can practice and what services they can offer.

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About the Author

Patrick Ishmael

Patrick Ishmael is the director of government accountability at the Show-Me Institute.