Healthcare coverage success stories

Benjamin Sasse describes Why Medicare Part D Is the Answer to Health Reform and why it is a viable model for health care reform efforts.

the centrality of choice and competition in this program has led Part D to vastly outperform all budget projections, and conclusively demonstrates that it is possible simultaneously to satisfy beneficiaries and to produce substantial savings relative to any other government program.

The lesson of Part D is one that goes against the grain of those who opposed the program. It is that government does best when if can focus on something specific and motive private sector to provide solutions. Another successful health care program suffering from the same sort of assault and malign neglect is the health savings account. These two programs were small steps taken when larger steps suffered too much political opposition in social security reform efforts. They both provide examples of what the government can do right.

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