At CU Denver’s Health Policy Solutions site, writes:of the
The Obama Administration’s health law assumes that U.S. health care system problems occur because patients and providers have too much freedom. In contrast, Gov. Romney’s proposed reforms recognize that 70 years of regulatory accretion has compromised the ability of the system to adjust to dramatic demographic, economic and technological change.
In short, the problem is too much of the wrong kind of regulation rather than too little.
Gov. Romney says that he would increase choice and, reduce wasteful spending by equalizing the tax treatment of individually-purchased and employer-provided health plans, and rescue by replacing the Obama Administration’s Medicare cuts with premium support. He would also cure ’s dysfunctional spending incentives by using block grants that would better serve the poor and sick by freeing states to design innovative programs that fit their populations.
Read the whole article: Opinion: Freedom key to Romney’s health care plans.