Yes, the free market. Where you drop the state line limit on where you can buy health insurance so that people have choices, many choices. Not just the ones the Gubmint wants you to have.
That alone would go a long way of reducing prices.
#18 | Posted by Marty
Don't state insurance commissions determine who can sell health insurance and under what terms? I thought "conservatives" favored States Rights?
And what is the value provided by health insurance companies? All they do is collect premiums and pay doctors and hospitals. How does that provide health care to anyone? It's banking. Nothing to do with health care. Oh, by the way, the only way they can make a profit is by deciding what health care to deny paying for. Tell me again how that is "providing health care".
In all the sane countries, basic health care is guaranteed to everyone as a basic human right. For-profit health insurance is illegal in almost all of those countries except for "enhanced" services, like single rooms, elective procedures (i.e., ---- jobs, tummy tucks) and various other "upgrades".
Oh, and only the US and New Zealand (for some strange reason) permit the advertising of prescription drugs.