NCPA - National Center for Policy Analysis

The Health Care Gold Rush is Bankrupting America

May 2, 2016

There's a health care Gold Rush of sorts where drug makers and hospitals test the limits to see how high prices can rise. It doesn't have to be this way. Numerous pilot projects and experiments have found medical providers will respond with competition if given the appropriate incentives. But consumers must play their part. When consumers control more of their own health care dollars, medical providers will have no alternative but compete for those dollars on the basis of price, quality and other amenities. The sooner we start, the less painful it will be.


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