The Science-Based Free-Market Healthcare Plan

 
      

"I found your piece erudite, concise and comprehensible.    Our Congress needs to see this!"  R. Frank, MD

 

Time to  quit fussing and solve the problem!

  • Tired of paying almost twice as much for healthcare than we need to because of a dysfunctional delivery system?
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  • Tired of the same old liberal-conservative health care rhetoric? 
  • Are you ready to support innovative solutions to our country’s healthcare problems that are based on the best available thinking? 

If so, read The Science-Based Free-Market Healthcare Plan, forward it to your friends, then contact your Congressman and Senators and tell them that you them to sponsor and support a bill to implement the plan.

Coming up with a political solution doesn't make the system work better.

Over the past year, Congress has been engaged in a battle to address our country’s healthcare delivery difficulties based on political considerations.  Yet in all the fuss and furry of putting together a bill that would be minimally politically acceptable to enough representatives to pass, the very underlying scientific, economic and mathematical principles needed to optimize our healthcare system seem to have been lost in the debate.

We need a plan based on how the world really works.

To remedy this situation, I have written a proposal that is based on six natural laws of science, economics and mathematics, has the promise reducing overall costs and is appealing to both sides of the healthcare debate.  Known as The Science-Based Free-Market Healthcare Plan, it would provide for universal coverage, maximize private sector resources, relieve businesses of its healthcare insurance burden, and promote healthy lifestyles with the use of mandatory premiums on items known to increase healthcare risk.  It also includes provisions for IT systems that could guide cost-effective treatment on the prescriber level and maximize operational efficiency on the inpatient level. 

An efficient healthcare market isn't a conservative or liberal issue.

It seems to me that based on the polls and the rhetoric in the papers, the majority of the American people have grown weary of the old liberal-conservative fussing and feuding that never seems to fix any of our problems.  My thought is that we may be ready to break out of the vicious cycle that we are in and actually solve the healthcare problem. 

Take action!

I invite you to read the conceptual paper.  Then if you think that the plan could work for our country, pass it on to your friends, family and colleagues.  Then most importantly of all, write, call, email, twitter, or otherwise contact your Congressman and Senators.  Tell them that you want them to sponsor or support a bill based on The Science-Based Free-Market Healthcare Plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this plan a liberal or conservative plan?

A: None of the above.  However, both liberals and conservatives should endorse the plan because it makes universal coverage achievable and at the same time maximizes private sector participation.

Q: How is The Science-Based Free-Market Healthcare Plan different from legislation passed by the House or the Senate? 

A: The current bills have two basic flaws: 1. it concentrates on patching up a horribly flawed system. 2. Its fundamental design is based on political considerations, so it does little to correct the underlying design flaws in the system.   The Science-Based Free-Market Healthcare Plan starts with six underlying laws (principles) then uses them to design a cost efficient healthcare delivery system.  The design simplifies the relationships between providers, patients, insurance companies, and both Federal and State governments, then uses the best available theory and information technology to level each stakeholder’s strengths.

Q: Will my healthcare bill go up or down under the proposed plan?

A: Let’s be honest in stating that no one has a perfect crystal ball, so the best we can do project into the future based on what we know from the past.  There will always be factors out there that no system can control such as changes in demographics.

However, with this said, there is every reason to believe that healthcare costs relative to what we would have to pay on the old system will decline somewhere from 20 to 50%, due to administrative efficiencies, less duplication of services, fewer errors, less malpractice cost, better operational efficiency, improvements in general health, and providing prescribers benefit-cost information at the time of the prescription decision.

Subpages (1): The Plan
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