THE RIGHT TO HEALTH - A HOLISTIC PLAN FOR THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION

Author: 

Barbara P. Billauer

While both sides of the aisle agree that minimizing costs is a critical component in any health plan, few plans provide specifics aimed at achieving that objective. Current programs provide or extend insurance coverage to the uninsured, divest employers of a coverage requirement, and vest it, instead, in individuals. These methods would add substantial costs to the system without commensurate return. At the outset, the cost- savings of buying insurance in bulk -- by several thousand employers - - disappears, replaced by the costs of handling hundreds of millions of individual policies. One can only imagine the staff needed to process applications numbering orders of magnitude more than the current load, along with the additional bureaucratic layers needed to police legal requirements. View More