Healthy Wisconsin

I agree with John Stossel: let Wisconsin try socialized medicine so the rest of us can watch what happens.

The fall of the Soviet Union deprived us of the biggest example of how socialism works. We need laboratories of failure to demonstrate what socialism is like. All we have now is Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, the U.S. Post Office, and state motor-vehicle departments.

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Anonymous said...

" Policy makers should take decisive steps to move today's bureaucracy driven, heavily regulated third-party payment system to a new patient-centered system of consumer choice and real free-market competition."

State Health Reform:

1) The five core financial components of a state health insurance exchange.

2) When most people refer to “reinsurance” in health care, what they really mean is the related concept of risk transfer or risk-pooling arrangements. Although such mechanisms do not lower overall health care costs, they can help people in poor health obtain coverage and, in conjunction with other reforms, can create a smoother-functioning health insurance market.

3) How Pooling Arrangements Can Increase Small-Business Coverage

4) New estimates show that competition will help Massachusetts residents save on health coverage. Other states would do well to learn from Massachusetts's experience.