Article/Opinion Title: Repeal and replace effort must include these key components supporting a free market
By Paul Johnson | Paul Johnson is the CEO and co-founder of Redirect Health (www.redirecthealth.com), which helps entrepreneurial companies build health care plans using a partial self-insurance model.
Distinguish health care from health insurance.
We’ve reached a pivotal tipping point – or more likely a breaking point – when it comes to our nation’s health care system. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, most of us agree the current model must change. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, health care spending surpassed $10,000 per person for the first time last year – which will outpace the growth rate of our national economy in the coming decade. To fix this problem and make health care feasible and accessible, we have to find a way to cut to this figure in half.