All Reform, No Death Panels

The founder of yupster supermarket chain Whole Foods suggests an alternative to ObamaCare with no death panels, no deficit explosion, no massive bureaucracy, and no extinction of private medical insurance.

  • 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 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.
Who but a greedy trial lawyer could oppose this plan?

Who but a greedy trial lawyer could oppose this plan?

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3 responses to “All Reform, No Death Panels

  1. Kevin R.

    The Democrats would never go for that plan. It won’t destroy freedom and America.

  2. The Doktor

    (fingers in my ears)
    La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la . . . . . . .

  3. Cylar

    “….and eat more fruits and veggies. You can find organic broccoli for only $1.99/lb this week at Whole Foods.”

    Seriously, I like it. A lot of particulars would have to be worked out, since “reform” can mean almost anything. But at least it would mean taking a look at the current system and doing something besides simply putting private insurance companies out of business in favor of another massive government agency.

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