Replacing Obamacare won’t be enough, according to a free-market economist — the U.S. needs real health-care change, starting with Health Savings Accounts.
Although congressional Republicans talk about their commitment to repeal the Affordable Care Act, economist John C. Goodman says what the U.S. really needs is “large scale” health care reform from the “bottom up” – unlike the “top-down” Obamacare plan.
“They’re [Republicans] all committed to repeal Obamacare, so then that raises the issue of ‘What do we replace it with?’ And although the Republicans aren’t talking about large-scale reform, we need large-scale reform,” Goodman, a research fellow at the Independent Institute, told CNSNews.com.
In his new book “Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis,” Goodman criticizes the Affordable Care Act and lays out alternative solutions to reform the health insurance market.
Among Goodman’s solutions is the increased use of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as a way to put people more in control of how they spend their healthcare dollars.