Many proposals for healthcare reform have been out there for
some time, and certainly before the current lead up to the
passing of ObamaCare. Since that time Goodman of
NCPA has given another approach, given the reality of the
Supreme Court's decision.
The fundamental nature of any useful reform is
two fold and wise in its simplicity:
Put the patient back in charge of the basic buy
decisions and by so doing radically reform the doctor
Increase competition in all parts of healthcare by
removing market fixing mandates and regulations.
To put in place cost reduction as a driving force, we cannot
rely on a few bureaucrats to dictate. Why is not
preferred to have several hundred million minds making
distributed decisions on the buying of healthcare?
Goodman has contributed a set of principles in future reform,
which expands the above overview list:
Return health care to a market
with clear buyers and sellers, not a system where patients spend
other people’s money.
Lower the cost of medicine and medical service through
competition based on patients’ needs, not those of insurers or
Put insurance in its rightful place—protection against
Free caregivers and hospitals to experiment with practices that
improve efficiency and improve patient outcomes, rather than