Congress to Market on Healthcare: Drop Dead
Government healthcare reform sure gets a lot of media attention. In just the last month alone there have been containing the word “government” and the phrase “healthcare reform.” In contrast, there have been only during the last month with both of the terms “market based” and “healthcare reform.” That’s a ratio of almost 200 stories on government healthcare for every one story about market-based healthcare—government-based “reform” has completely monopolized the debate.
Given the momentum in Congress for some kind of government healthcare overhaul, the media attention is understandable. But at the same time that Congress debates different versions of Obamacare and considers various public options, some market-based healthcare solutions have gone largely unnoticed, despite the fact that they have successfully lowered medical costs and improved both access and quality of service.
In a new article, I outline seven such examples of market-based healthcare alternatives, read it here at American.com.