By Chris Elliott
July 17, 2012
I have always thought that perhaps we should have tweaked the system before throwing out everything and putting a new plan in place. How about selling insurance across State lines (like car insurance)? That would encourage competition and might/probably result in lower premiums. How about tort reform? I'm sure those billion dollar settlements have an impact on our premiums. If you spill a hot cup of coffee in your lap, should you be compensated for every blessed thing? Loss of consortium? Mental anguish? The plaintiffs' attorneys will oppose this (tort reform) for obvious reasons. Some of the provisions of the law should be left in place, but it should have been done piecemeal rather than through a grand experiment. Again, tweaking. Health care is a complicated problem, and I don't believe "Obamacare" is going to solve it.
Received July 16, 2012 - Published July 17, 2012
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