Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Positive Alternatives to ObamaCare

If ObamaCare is actually struck down by the US Supreme Court, it will be crucial for free-market advocates to have a positive alternative to propose.

Fortunately, there are many people working on precisely this issue. Here are a few that have been proposed:
Avik Roy, "The Tea Party's Plan for Replacing Obamacare".

Sally Pipes, "The Pipes Plan: The Top Ten Ways to Dismantle Obamacare". (Introduction viewable at Scribd.)

Docs4PatientCare, "The Physician's Prescription for Health Care Reform"
I don't necessarily endorse every element of all of these plans. But they all contain excellent ideas that would move us in the right direction towards a full free market in health care.

An in a free market, we'd see all sorts of innovations and improvements, such as affordable "concierge" medicine: "Concierge Doctors: They're Not Just for the Super-Rich Anymore".