I recognize the current need to protect preexisting conditions as part and parcel of all health insurance plans and should remain so. But there are other areas in which we need to get to work! We need to alleviate price controls on hospitals and doctors that do nothing, except drive prices up and open up the insurance market nationwide to increase competition and reduce pricing. Below I cover the three main areas of healthcare I plan to address.
Current Federal Affordable Care Act laws protect preexisting conditions as part and parcel of all health insurance plans and should remain so.
Open Transparent Pricing
Hospitals, doctors, drug companies, insurance companies and third party administrators are locked into an evil cabal of price controls that do nothing but go up. In the same hospital for the same procedures and medical care there could be twenty or thirty different prices. The patient cannot see these ‘double-secret-handshake’ price lists because they are negotiated in secret with outside payers. All pricing must become open, published and transparent so the consumer can see what they are paying for and shop around for the best prices for the best services.