We believe the American health care system is desperately in need of reform. The Affordable Care Act has failed to achieve its goal of affordable, universal coverage. Instead it has forced people, especially those in middle-income households, to choose from insurance plans with deductibles that are unreasonably high and provider networks that are too narrow to adequately help many afflicted with serious health problems.
The following proposals would vastly improve coverage by making health insurance affordable for all and by ensuring access to reliable medical care. They are incorporated in bicameral legislation introduced in the House and the Senate by Rep. Pete Sessions and Sen. Bill Cassidy and in the Patient Freedom Act, sponsored by Sen. Cassidy.
|John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the Father of Health Savings Accounts.|
|Pete Sessions formerly represented Texas's 32nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was Chairman of the House Rules Committee and former Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. Based on the Independent Institute book by Senior Fellow John C. Goodman, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, Congressman Sessions proposed the bicameral bill, The World's Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017, to the House of Representatives.|
|Bill Cassidy, M.D. is the senior U. S. Senator from the state of Louisiana and serves on the Health Education Labor & Pensions (HELP), Energy and Natural Resources, Finance, Veterans Affairs and Joint Economic Committees.|
Obamacare remains highly controversial and faces ongoing legal and political challenges. Polls show that by a large margin Americans remain opposed to the healthcare law and seek to repeal and replace it. However, the question is: Replace it with what?