A Common Sense Cure for the U.S. Health Care Systems
the ailing health care system be cured? Yes, but only with new
ideas. Health care reform is stuck because there has not been
an acceptable reform proposal. Providing insurance coverage to
more people only increases the total cost of health care, and
with insurance, costs are controlled by undesirable increases
in the use of managed care. Single payer proposals involve unacceptable
government price controls.
Balanced Choice has the new ideas needed to fix the health care
system. It provides the same universal coverage as a single payer
system does, but it does not have government price controls. Overall,
it costs less than is currently spent on health care in the U.S.
Because it benefits consumers, providers, and employers, the resulting
political alliance could be powerful enough to change the U. S.
health care systems. This book begins curing the system by explaining
how Balanced Choice works and what needs to be done.
Ivan J. Miller, Ph. D. has experience in health care as a provider,
consumer advocate, employer, and administrator. His diverse background
has given him insight into how to put common sense back in health
care financing in order to create a system that works.