NCPA - National Center for Policy Analysis

Other Peoples' Money is No Way to Finance Health Care

March 3, 2016

As a society we want everyone to have access to medical care that currently costs about $9,231 per capita. Yet, many families are paying $12,000 to $15,000 for family health coverage with deductibles so high they cannot afford to see a doctor, have an MRI or a small procedure performed on them. A better way to reform health care is to allow Americans to buy an affordable plan that meets their needs and allows enough money left over to see a doctor and pay cost-sharing. It will also require better solutions to provide more efficient care to America's sickest residents.


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