Ellen Sauerbrey's formula for health care reform

Here's her list, from an article she wrote for RedMaryland:
  1. Tort reform
  2. A tax break for those without employer-based health insurance (e.g. waitresses) that equals the tax break given to those with employer-based insurance (e.g. corporate executives).
  3. Allow Maryland citizens to buy health insurance policies in other states (including stripped-down ultra-basic policies that (1) don't cover small, foreseeable expenses, and (2) don't force consumers to pay for the many, many extras mandated by the Maryland General Assembly)
  4. Fix the problems in Medicare and Medicaid before expanding them rather than after.
It's a good list.

1 comment:

  1. Ellen, forget about tort reform. It's a non-starter, even though everyone (expcept 1 group) knows that the status quo is absurd. See www.MDWhistleblower.blogspot.com under Legal Quality.