Sound health care policy should have the following characteristics:
– Putting economic purchasing power and decision-making in the hands of participants minimizes third-party reimbursements, which foster an environment of entitlement and unlimited demand for health care services.
Security for the sickest
– Any health care reform must work for the healthy as well as those who are sick or chronically ill.
Equitable tax treatment
– Tax policy should not favor health care purchased by employers over policies purchased by individuals, should not favor financing health care through insurance over paying out-of-pocket and should not favor high-income employees over low-income individuals and families.
– Health care reform should combine personal responsibility with financial involvement to incentivize program…