Health Care Politics

Step by Step on Healthcare

This article does a decent job of explaining the difference between comprehensive “health care reform” that seeks to control everything and is therefore vulnerable to the law of unintended consequences and incremental reform that seeks to identify individual issues and offer a fix. I especially liked the list of six alternatives to the proposed comprehensive plan.

…respect for the law of unintended consequences “is not an argument for doing nothing, but it is one, in my view, for doing things experimentally. Try your idea out in one place and see what happens before you inflict it on the whole country.”…A wiser approach is to set a clear goal, such as reducing health-care costs, take a few steps in that direction, and then a few more,

via Step by Step by Lamar Alexander on National Review Online.

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