Monday, July 27, 2009

Five Freedoms At Risk

Shawn Tully of Fortune discusses the, "5 Freedoms You'd Lose in Health Care Reform".

His list includes the following:
1. Freedom to choose what's in your plan
2. Freedom to be rewarded for healthy living, or pay your real costs
3. Freedom to choose high-deductible coverage
4. Freedom to keep your existing plan
5. Freedom to choose your doctors
(Read the rest of "5 Freedoms You'd Lose in Health Care Reform".)

Instead of losing our freedoms under a sham "reform", Tully offers the following principles for genuine health care reform:
The best solution is to move to a let-freedom-ring regime of high deductibles, no community rating, no standard benefits, and cross-state shopping for bargains (another market-based reform that's strictly taboo in the bills).
These would all be excellent steps in the right direction towards a free market in health care.