Conservatives Unite Around Health Reform Ideas

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 @ 11:32AM

Dr. Roe: We’ve destroyed the physician patient relationship in this country. We have to [put]…the physician and the patient, back in charge. We’ve got to let them decide what’s in their best interest, not the government

Conservative political leaders and free-market policy analysts painted a picture of what true market-based health reform would look like if consumers had more control over choices in a truly competitive market during a conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on February 27.

The conference on “Fresh ideas and a new vision for health reform” was co-sponsored by 11 market-oriented think tanks to describe the vision, policy, and politics of free-market health reform.

.While reform proposals offered by these Republican leaders differ, they all start with repealing ObamaCare and share many common themes of reform:  allowing people freedom to choose the insurance policies they want, help for people with modest incomes in purchasing coverage, a strong safety net, allowing portability of health insurance, and competition rather than government edicts to create more choices of more affordable insurance.  Most importantly, all are organized around market-based reform principles.

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