by Katherine Restrepo
Director of Health Care Policy, John Locke Foundation
My latest newsletter highlights the similarities between the top two contending health plans (Paul Ryan’s “Better Way” and Tom Price’s “Empowering Patients First” Act) that Congress will likely use when putting together the final Obamacare alternative.
At the end of the day, the majority of Congress wants patients to have more say over their health care decision making. An effective transformation of our health care system should focus not just on coverage, but also more cost-effective access to health care services. Both of these goals can be achieved when patients are the true customers of health care.