State Health Care Reform: Key Questions and Answers
Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- Do We Need Individual Mandates?
- Should Government Decide How Medicine Should Be Practiced?
- Does Universal Coverage Lower Health Care Costs?
- What Is the Best Use of Government’s Health Care Dollars?
- Should We Encourage Consumer-Directed Health Reforms?
- Are Electronic Medical Records The Answer?
- Are Guaranteed Issue and Community Rating the Answer?
- Is a Massachusetts-Style Connector Part of the Answer?
- Does Modeling by the Lewin Group Bias State Choices?
- Appendix A
- Appendix B
- Appendix C
- About the Authors
About the Authors
Linda Gorman is the Director of the Health Care Policy Center at the Independence Institute, a free market think tank in Golden, Colorado. She was a member of the Colorado Blue Ribbon Commission on Health Care Reform.
R. Allan Jensen was a commissioner on the Colorado Blue Ribbon Commission on Health Care Reform. Mr. Jensen has been an insurance broker for more than 16 years. His practice focuses on individual and small group health coverage, life insurance and seniors products, specifically Medicare and long term care. He previously worked in operations, marketing and sales in the homebuilding and commercial construction industries for 16 years.
Mr. Jensen has also served as the state legislative chair for the Colorado Association of Health Underwriters, as president of the Metro Denver Association of Health Underwriters, and as the Region VII legislative chair for the National Association of Health Underwriters. Jensen is a 1974 graduate of the Air Force Academy, and worked in the space systems field during active duty. He obtained his Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado in 1979.