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A Free Market Brings Down Health Costs

jrpublic Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 12:05 PM
what is truly sad is our government forcing this insurance mandate on all of us instead of addressing specific needs of the ill. Subsidising the ill would not be a problem if our tax dollars stayed home. We can support and even rebuild foreign countries even pay for Indias increase in police, yet we are to broke to help our cronically ill? Twisted. We need to get our of the international welfare game.
What is the best way to make sure that Americans with chronic medical conditions -- those most likely to need costly or frequent health care -- can afford the insurance they need to meet their bills? The conventional answer, reflected in Mitt Romney's 2006 health-care reform law in Massachusetts and the federal overhaul signed by Barack Obama in 2010, contains these ingredients:

(1) Require everyone to have health insurance, with subsidized plans for low-income citizens. (2) Compel insurers to accept anybody who applies for coverage and to charge roughly the same premium for everyone, regardless of health status. (3)...