Personal Option in the news
BY JOHN WEDELICH | How long until we have a health care system that meets the needs of the people? I continue to be shocked by how much health care costs and how hard it is to see prices up front.Our current system is so full of red tape, forcing people like me to jump through hoops just to get a little care and then surprising us later when the bill comes. There has to be a solution for the majority of Americans who feel that health care should be as easy as shopping at Walmart or Amazon. We deserve more choice and control.
BY DEAN CLANCY | Tax-free health savings accounts save money, reduce medical inflation, and give patients more choice and control. Expanding access to HSAs is key to reducing medical inflation and giving Americans more personalized options in health care. Unfortunately, 90% of Americans have no access to this powerful financial tool. An invisible ceiling exists that keeps most people shut out. That is an injustice.
BY CHARLES SAUER | Political expedience over effectiveness is the driving factor in modern public policy, and it isn’t just a problem with one party – no, it is an issue that is fully endemic to politics at large. It’s probably symptomatic of the two-year election cycle, but the 24-hour news cycle doesn’t help either. Recent examples of this problem were exhibited in both of President Biden’s two main public policy “victories” over August: the Inflation Reduction Act and the student-loan giveaway.
BY JESSE RAMOS | Every Montanan wants a health care system that works for him or her. To achieve that goal, we need to believe in the people of Montana’s ability to make decisions about their health care without the government sticking its nose where it doesn’t belong. We need to trust medical experts, not politicians when it comes to making decisions about care. And we need to believe in the ability of market competition to provide solutions that work for everyone.
BY JOHN C. GOODMAN AND DEAN CLANCY, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS | Health care consistently ranks near the top of American voters’ list of concerns and is likely to remain there. In fact, in Americans for Prosperity’s latest health care poll, conducted on June 22by Public Opinion Strategies, health care is in the top three, right behind inflation and jobs.
BY NANCY TAYLOR – A grassroots proposal to improve America’s healthcare system came to Marietta on Tuesday, coordinated by the Ohio chapter of Americans for Prosperity and supported by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio. About a dozen people involved in Marietta’s community and business affairs attended a panel presentation and a question and answer session on the topic, billed as a “Policy Roundtable on Healthcare with Congressman Bill Johnson.”