Health Care Choice

Increased choice leads to better health care because it puts patients – not bureaucrats – in control of their own health and well-being.

Unfortunately, state and federal governments have spent decades restraining choice, which has driven up prices and decreased quality. Examples include U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations that delay access to potentially lifesaving drugs and procedures, and scope-of-practice laws that limit the authority of nurse practitioners to examine, diagnose and treat patients independently—services that they are trained to deliver. There are hundreds of other examples.

Lifting senseless federal and state regulations would open the health care market to more providers and give patients greater freedom to choose the care that fits their budgets and improves their lives. Isn’t that what health care is all about?


Nov 28, 2018

Three Ways to Promote Health Care Openness

Health care is one of the most regulated industries in American life. Need proof? Consider the myriad regulations preventing Americans from accessing quality care — and these potential solutions for giving health care…

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Oct 25, 2018

Single-Payer Side Effects: How the Proposed Program’s Costs Far Outweigh Any Benefits

The federal government has an overspending problem. Time and again, Congress acts as a rubber stamp for massive spending bills, passed with little transparency and under massive pressure from the prospect of…

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Oct 17, 2018

Britain’s National Health Service Is a Cautionary Tale

Would you consult your lawyer with 14 other people present? How about your therapist? How about your doctor? In the United Kingdom, patients may be required to do just that. Under new…

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Sep 06, 2018

Short-Term Insurance Offers Much-Needed Health Care Alternative

Under the ever-rising costs of Obamacare, too many Americans are facing difficult choices: unaffordable health insurance, or forgo coverage altogether. A new alternative, though, has emerged: a recently finalized rule from…

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