They want you to think this is complicated. It's really not. Let competition work.

Due to government tampering, there is no market for health insurance. It's currently illegal to:

*Offer customers catastrophic-care health insurance

*Sell health insurance plans across state lines

*Give employees cash to buy plans at the same tax rate as choosing their health insurance for them

 

Ending the regulatory burden and tax incentives in just these three areas would:

*Give Millennials the ability to buy affordable health insurance that works for them

*Force insurerers to actually compete for customers, increasing quality while decreasing price

*End the employer/insurance link, eliminating the incentive for plans which cover routine care

Paying for routine care out of pocket instead of through insurance would allow and incentivize price shopping and competition, decreasing prices and increasing quality. It would also reduce administrative costs and overtreatment.

They want you to think this is complicated. It's really not. Let competition work.

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Cathy Reisenwitz

Cathy Reisenwitz is a D.C.-based writer and political commentator. She is Editor-in-Chief of Sex and the State and writes regularly for Doublethink magazine and Thoughts on Liberty. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Examiner, the Daily Caller, XOJane, the AFF Free the Future blog, The Freeman, the Individualist Feminist and Penelope Trunk’s Brazen Careerist. When not fighting the state, she reads girl blogs, tech blogs, politics blogs and career blogs. She loves non-fiction books (currently on a positive psychology kick). And she spends a good chunk of time at Gold’s Gym. She lives with her boyfriend Igor and sister Evelyn, also libertarian freedom fighters both employed at IHS, in beautiful Arlington, VA.

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