Patrick Ishmael
Earlier this month, I had the honor of presenting at this year's State Health Policy Summit, a meeting that the Cato Institute annually hosts to bring together health policy experts from around the country. The topic of my presentation was last year's passage of the Volunteer Health Services Act (VHSA), a medical licensing reform which I often pointed out was needed in Missouri. Reforms such as the VHSA have been discussed at free-market events like this for a while, but it was great to be able to speak about something that actually went from just talk to action. One Missouri health care reform down, many more Missouri health care reforms to go.

Many thanks to Cato for the invite and continued support. And if you're not familiar with Cato, check out the institute here.

About the Author

Patrick Ishmael
Director of Government Accountability

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