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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Rand Paul's reform proposal could revolutionize U.S. health care

On June 27, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, urging him and the other Republicans in the Senate to abandon their plans to replace ObamaCare with what Paul believes—and rightly so—is a model too similar to the one created by the Affordable Care Act. Among the specific provisions Paul cites are the Senate leadership’s plan to offer millions of Americans federal tax credits and provide insurance companies with $136 billion to prop up the health insurance marketplace.

While those and many of Paul’s other points are worthy of consideration, there is one part of Paul’s health care reform wish list that is particularly important and worthy of significant attention: his call for “association health plans.”

As Paul explains in his letter, “While I appreciate the inclusion of Small Business Health Plans in the BCRA, I believe improvements could be made to expand upon this provision to allow for greater freedom for individuals and small businesses to pool together for the purpose of obtaining health insurance coverage.”



Anonymous said...

No politician will follow Senator Paul's advice,it makes too much sense and they just can't understand it besides his plan doesn't have any free money for the insurance co's.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter what the politicians want. This would never be accepted by the insurance industry.

I am not a fan of politicians but let's be honest about the cause of excessive costs in our health care system: A multi-trillion dollar industry (insurance) that does not add any value to the system.

Rebel Without a Clue said...

Anything that either one of the Paul Family says, I listen too intently. That is with the exception of some foreign policy issues.

Anonymous said...

Allowing small businesses to Co-Op is brilliant.