alternative reform

The Burr-Coburn-Hatch Proposal

Yesterday’s announcement of a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, sponsored by Senators Tom Coburn (Okla.), Richard Burr (N.C.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah), is an important milestone in the healthcare debate. As I explain in a post at The Weekly Standard, this plan will not only put a stop to the disastrous consequences of the Affordable Care Act, but will also address the serious problems that have faced the American health care system.

This plan is well thought out substantively and politically.  It would cover tens of millions of Americans with private insurance, solve the pre-existing condition problem, inject cost discipline into the marketplace, and begin the process of reforming the nation’s massive health entitlement problems.  And it would do all this without unduly disrupting current insurance arrangements (including employer plans), and without the federal power grab or massive spending and taxes of Obamacare.

You can read the rest of the post here.

posted by James C. Capretta | 12:15 pm
Tags: alternative reform

The Insurance Fix

Most Americans are generally satisfied with their current insurance, and they do not believe a government takeover is needed to address the problems they see occuring from time to time. They’re right: It isn’t necessary. What's needed is a targeted reform that ensures reliable protection for those who stay continuously insured. That's the subject of an article I wrote with Tom Miller of AEI, published in the latest edition of National Review, and available here (in PDF format) as well.

posted by James C. Capretta | 11:37 am
Tags: targeted reform, alternative reform
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