Time to Get Serious about Killing this Bad Legislation
The bill 'we had to pass to see what's in it.' We've seen what is in it and it is time to get serious about repealing it.
"This week the House will pass a bill to repeal Obamacare. Congressional experts will argue that the Senate won’t pass a full repeal. They are correct to argue that full repeal will not be passed by both the House and Senate in the next few months, but they may be wrong that a full repeal bill will not pass in this Congress within the next two years. If Senators don’t take two procedural steps this week, they will make it virtually impossible to ever get a vote on the House-passed full repeal bill this Congress."
How to Repeal Obamacare in the Senate [click to read] by Brian Darling in The Foundry. ht/Redstate.
How to Really Fix the Healthcare System
Four Simple Steps from David Karaffa
Part One [click to read]
Part Two [click to read]
Part Three [click to read]
Part Four [click to read]
I believe there are reforms that can be achieved that would allow market solutions that work to stand and those that don't to be improved upon.
Tort reform should be part of the equation of making healthcare affordable as well. Malpractice insurance premiums are killing many medical practices. Reasonable awards for malpractice would cut costs for everyone. Also, higher deductables and MSA's [Medical Savings Accounts] would make people manage their own costs better. Here's an example, my children used to go to a pediatrician who simply billed "the maximum insurance will pay." -- his own words. I already had a high deductable and was paying out of pocket -- we found another doctor.
In short, I believe that a properly regulated system can find market efficiencies and provide better care than a government run system can. The monies that would be spent remaking the system would be better spent focusing on bringing in the uninsured and presently uninsurable.