Healthcare Needs Fixing, Not Overhauling (Townhall.com) January 25, 2011Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.
Tags: Healthcare Reform
With the House repeal of Obamacare, and 27 states challenging its constitutionality in the courts,
perhaps it’s time to say what we need instead. The answer, which several of us have suggested from the beginning, is targeted fixes, not federal overhaul.
Although 80 percent of Americans say they like their present healthcare, there are 2 or 3 problems most people agree need to be addressed:
· Portability and the removal of state boundaries to create a national market;
· Increased cost;
· The uninsured.
The best solutions involve opening up markets, while giving consumers better information and more responsibility to make the hard tradeoffs and decisions. For the uninsured, direct assistance through tax incentives or aid, will be better than government-created markets.
Obamacare clearly overreached—and it’s time to pull back.