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Simple Solutions to the Worst Problems in ObamaCare – John C. Goodman – Page full

John C. Goodman
John C. Goodman

As I explain in a new book, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America and in a recent article in Health Affairs, there are major problems that aren’t going away unless Congress acts. Here are two of them.

1. An impossible mandate

2. A bizarre system of subsidies

Again, there is a straightforward solution: make the tax subsidy for health insurance the same regardless of where people get their health insurance. It would be even better if we let people use their tax credit to buy into Medicaid and let people on Medicaid leave and claim the tax credit to buy private insurance instead. At a minimum, this would liberate the job market from the arbitrary burdens of health reform.

via Simple Solutions to the Worst Problems in ObamaCare – John C. Goodman – Page full.


A primary care physician by training, my passion is researching and writing about the importance restoring patient centered care, supporting independent private physicians, promoting free-market solutions and seeking sustainable fiscal policy in healthcare.

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