Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A better health care system than ObamaCare

I recommend this editorial from the CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods: The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare.

Here's a summary:
  • Remove the legal obstacles that slow the creation of high-deductible health insurance plans and health savings accounts (HSAs).
  • Equalize the tax laws so that employer-provided health insurance and individually owned health insurance have the same tax benefits.
  • Repeal all state laws which prevent insurance companies from competing across state lines.
  • Repeal government mandates regarding what insurance companies must cover.
  • Enact tort reform to end the ruinous lawsuits that force doctors to pay insurance costs of hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
  • Make costs transparent so that consumers understand what health-care treatments cost.
  • Enact Medicare reform.
  • Finally, revise tax forms to make it easier for individuals to make a voluntary, tax-deductible donation to help the millions of people who have no insurance and aren't covered by Medicare, Medicaid or the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

1 comment:

  1. I like this list. I have only thought about one, or perhaps two, items on this list. If only a couple things on this list were enacted, it would be a partial overhaul of the system. And that's positive for our country.

    Well done!