Scott Ehrlich is the COO of DTC Perspectives and the host of the upcoming health policy radio show “Debating Health.” You can see more about his show at www.debatinghealth.com or contact him on twitter @debatinghealth. He lives just outside of Atlanta with his wife, son, and 3 pugs.
Rather than take it for granted that the U.S. health-care system is barely better than going to a medieval barber for a bloodletting, I did a bit of research.
The arguments for single-payer are full of ridiculous extrapolations, economically illiterate assumptions, and pie in the sky dreams of abundant providers to treat millions of patients.
Despite our ridiculous current debate, you can save hundreds, even thousands, of dollars tomorrow, doing the same things you do with every other product you shop for.
The only way to make the Affordable Care Act sustainable while not eliminating its benefits is to double down on the parts people hate.
While there are major reasons to doubt the CBO estimate, it assures the House-passed version of the American Health Care Act will never become law.
It’s wrong to act like the days, weeks, months, and years taken off the lives of some people due to the costs Obamacare imposes to help others is without consequence.
Despite what you may have heard, ‘uninsurable’ people with pre-existing conditions are comparatively few, and it’s very hard to insure them no matter what mechanism Americans use.
If we insist on spending this staggering amount of money, we could spend it in a way that actually provides health care for the many Americans who supposedly desperately need it.
Enacting these policies would put Democrats in a huge political bind, similar to President Trump co-opting some of their issues in his campaign.
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