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Two Paths Forward for Healthcare



UnnamedNumerous prominent Democrats now support Medicare for All, the most recent proposal for a single-payer healthcare system.  A recent Trump Administration report, Reforming America’s Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition, offers a different path forward, detailing the numerous ways government restricts competition and increases costs.

Medicare for All suggests that we would be turning away from markets and private insurance to government healthcare.  In truth, government rules have dominated the industry for over fifty years.

A handful of economists have argued for more competition.  These arguments have been largely ignored.  Until now.  Market proponent and economist John Goodman describes the new report as “astonishingly bold,” and “the first time any administration has explicitly acknowledged” government as the source of our most serious problems in healthcare.



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