June 23, 2014
LESS CHOICE IS BETTER:
Why freedom is the best health care alternative (SEN. TOM COBURN, JUNE 20, 2014, Washington Examiner)
The plan I recently introduced with Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, called the Patient CARE Act, will do everything Obamacare promised to do with less cost and better outcomes. A few key provisions:• Individual Americans have the freedom to shop for their own health care through a means-tested tax credit that helps lower-income people the most.• The plan adopts policies that will make the market more transparent, competitive and responsive to consumer demands. Our society trusts the market in every area except health care and education. That needs to change.• Health savings accounts will be expanded, allowing consumers to keep more of their dollars for their health care needs.
Default people into the HSA universally, but allow them to opt out if they want to pay more for their health care.Posted by Orrin Judd at June 23, 2014 2:11 PM