A Free Market Healthcare Reform Strategy
|On June 6, 2009, President Barack Obama outlined the objectives of healthcare reform for our nation. In his address, he stated that
“any health care reform must be built around fundamental reforms that lower costs, improve quality and coverage, and also protect consumer choice. That means if you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too. The only change you’ll see are falling costs as our reforms take hold.”
Now that we have read the resulting legislation known as Obamacare and have struggled to effectively implement the resulting healthcare system, it is clear that our nation has fallen short of these objectives. The good news is that we truly can achieve these objectives. In order to do so, Sen. Colbeck believes that we need to look at where these objectives have actually been achieved in the healthcare industry – most notably laser eye surgery and plastic surgery. What do these services have in common? The free market
Sen. Colbeck has been an outspoken advocate for free market healthcare solutions based upon principles such as competition, transparency, and customer service. The Senator’s goal is to make Michigan the center of a free-market healthcare revolution featuring higher quality with lower prices. Once fully implemented, Michigan would become a destination state for employers seeking high quality healthcare for their employees at an affordable price. Such a move will increase jobs and lead to a better quality of life for all Michiganders.