Friday, April 16, 2010

What to expect from health care reform

In this great piece on health care reform, James C. Capretta details the failings of the current plan for universal health care in MA. He shows how it has led to many worse problems than we currently have: budget shortfalls, rationed care, and limits on the type of coverage available.

What is most troubling is that the current reform measures are very similar to those in MA. This just goes to show how there were no significant cost controls introduced in the bill rather it allows for more government intervention. The bill could have promoted health savings accounts to tie consumers to the cost of their care but because the bill was more about controlling the health care industry than lowering costs, this was not the case and we will see many of the same failures as we see now in MA.

I hope I am wrong.

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