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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Nov 1, 2021

Robert Orr is a policy analyst at the Niskanen Center where he focuses on welfare, healthcare, and labor market policy. Robert joins Macro Musings to talk about one of the more important sectors of the US economy, healthcare, and some of the biggest supply side bottlenecks the industry faces. Specifically, David and Robert discuss the uniqueness of the US healthcare system, the reason for massive spending within the healthcare industry, and how to fix the supply bottlenecks that have emerged.


Transcript for the episode can be found here.


Robert’s Twitter: @Robert_t_Orr

Robert’s Niskanen profile:


Related Links:


*The Planning of U.S. Physician Shortages* by Robert Orr


*The U.S. Has Much to Gain from More Doctors* by Robert Orr


*Unmatched: Repairing the U.S. Medical Residency Pipeline* by Robert Orr


David’s blog:
David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth