Republicans in Congress need to repeal
Obamacare and not replace it. The
subsidies Obama granted with Obamacare that were cost shifted to all other
health insurance participants is in a death spiral. There should be no replacement. This federal
subsidy should end.
There should be deregulation of healthcare
and an end to malpractice suits and the “defensive medicine” it brings. Private
hospitals should no longer be expected to treat patients who don’t pay. They
should be referred to County subsidized facilities.
Removing the Obamacare federal subsidies
will cause medical costs to be reduced by the same amount as the subsidies.
Providers base their costs on the amount of federal subsidies that are
Reducing medical costs for the most
expensive patients should be the focus of government action. Trump needs to
call out price gouging by big pharma and enable cheaper options to be approved
by the FDA.
Requiring healthcare providers to disclose
treatment costs to patients ahead of time and allow insurance across state
lines are the only laws that need to be passed.
Beyond that, insurance companies and insurance consumers should be left
alone to deal with healthcare in a free market.