Big questions in health care: What is the conservative vision?

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We continue our series of conversations about health care and health insurance across the country with Robert Moffit, a senior fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation.

What is the conservative vision for how health care should be structured in this country?

Moffit supports President Trump's plan to stop federal bailouts to health insurers. Moffit talked about the ongoing bipartisan hearings in the Senate and what's being done to cut the skyrocketing costs of Medicare and Medicaid.

Heritage first floated the idea of an individual mandat — a requirement that everyone buy health insurance — during health care debates in the early 90s. That mandate later became a central tenant of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Did the ACA give the Heritage Foundation what they wanted?

To hear the full discussion use the audio player above.

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