Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Wolf: "Not Obamacare, but Patientcare"

Dr. Milton Wolf offers some good ideas to move America's health care system in the right direction in his latest Washington Times OpEd, "Not Obamacare, but Patientcare".

I'm an especially big fan of #1, 2, 4 and 5:
Tax fairness
Insurance portability 
Health savings accounts
End government monopolies 
Read the full text of "Not Obamacare, but Patientcare" for more details.

(As a side note, ultimately I believe programs like Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid should be fully privatized. The government's job is to protect individual rights and freedoms, not provide entitlement programs. But these programs cannot and should not eliminated overnight. And there's ample room for debate on the precise timing/method for such privatization.)