Right, why the worry that the government as usual will bungle a system. Blah, blah, blah...too bad there is no common sense in Washington, because it is the government's interference with health care that got us in the current mess that neither party has every really tried to fix by (from another poster):<quoted text>
that's an awfully long post for something that's going to take care of itself. and why all the worry about defunding something that's going to take care of itself? and why is Ted Cruz getting smacked around by FOX for something that's going to take care of itself? blah blah blah, blah blah blah, all day long.
First, remove regulations that advantage one insurance provider over another, create a level playing field for all insurance carriers to increase competition. This includes removing state mandates that prevent insurance companies from offering insurance across all 50 states. The actual purpose of the commerce clause was to prevent one state from creating barriers to businesses from other states. State mandates violate the commerce clause as well as force consumers to purchase products they don’t want in order to get the product they need – that’s coercion.
Second, provide the same tax incentives to the individual purchasing health insuranceas the business owner enjoys. This will increase portability as one’s health insurance won’t be tied to a job. This allows increased cost control as the individual is incentivized to keep an eye on the reimbursement the insurance carrier provides.
Shift towards catastrophic care insurance with pay as you go for routine care. Our auto insurance doesn’t cover our oil changes. Our health insurance shouldn’t cover expected doctor’s visits. Direct pay between patient and doctor will further serve to control costs as medical offices will bill actual costs versus “reasonable and customary” fees.
Phase out Medicare and Medicaid. Let each individual state determine how best to care for their uninsured. Each additional level of bureaucracy increases cost without any increase in benefits received.
Remove regulations that distort the number of providers in the various medical specialties. This will normalize availability of providers which will improve our availability of care.
Repeal Obamacare.This legislation only worsens the already overregulated and controlled health care industry.
Where you have a provider able to fill a need, a consumer willing to pay and an absence of unnatural interference, the free market will see to it that the consumer’s needs are best met.
Since the inception of health care insurance, there have only been a few years in the late 1920’s that it operated in a free market system. Since Blue Cross received its first favorable regulation in 1932, the free market ceased to determine how health care insurance is provided.
Let’s give the free market a chance to solve the health care crisis – that is our quickest path to affordable health care for America and the only Constitutional option.