How to Fix U.S. Health Care

Much of the country already dislikes Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which accomplishes little to either protect patients or make health care affordable.  Voters resent the individual mandate, and there is a good incentive to not comply despite the tax penalty; insurance companies won't be able to decline coverage of preexisting conditions, including newly diagnosed ones.  Employers are looking for ways to drop health care as an employee benefit, and the country is waking up to the fact that the PPACA creates far more problems than it solves. Voters are, however, justifiably dissatisfied with the status quo, in which health insurance premiums rise by double digits every year.  Lower compensation is driving many doctors and nurses out of the profession, and many doctors are now unwilling to accept Medicare.  Republicans must offer a genuine solution to take the White House and Senate from the Democrats next year, and a nonpartisan...(Read Full Article)

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