Comprising approximately one-sixth of the U.S. economy, health care reform continues to represent a fundamental dilemma facing our country. Despite the implementation of “Obamacare” insurance rates continue to rise, innovation continues to suffer from overburdening regulation schemes, and health outcomes continue to stagnate.
Conservatives and free market-minded policymakers must move from positions of opposition (shouting what we are against) to positions of advocacy (educating on market-based policies we support). Florida can be, in many respects, a cornerstone of this movement. As Florida’s population continues to grow, our percentage of elderly residents will also expand (greater consumers of health care than other populations). Other states will look to Florida – as a success or a failure – in how we address the challenges of increasing access to care, serving our unique population demographics, and expanding competition.
By Vitorio Nastasi, Policy Analyst, Reason Foundation; Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute And Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy I. Introduction In Florida, and across the country, there is an impending shortage of physicians. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), a growing, aging population is expected [...]
Influencers: What’s best for Florida’s health: Single payer? Repeal ACA? Free market? More Medicaid, or less?
by the Miami Herald Editorial Board August 27, 2018 06:37 PM Updated August 27, 2018 06:51 PM We asked Influencers what Florida’s next governor and Legislature should make their top priorities when it comes to healthcare: “Next session I would love to see the Legislature and the governor tackle [...]
There’s a saying that I find myself repeating often when it comes to policy discussions, "it may be easy, but it ain’t simple." This could not be truer than the ongoing tragedy that healthcare and health insurance have become under Obamacare. Passed almost 10 years ago, Obamacare has literally [...]