Thursday, August 2, 2007

Ten Principles of Health Care Policy

The Heartland Institute has published an excellent booklet about health care policy called "Ten Principles of Health Care Policy". It is a must read for every legislator. You can obtain a copy by going to or sending an email to Here are the ten principles:

  1. Health Care is a service, not a right
  2. Repeal existing regulations first
  3. Reduce reliance on third-party payers
  4. Help only those who need help
  5. Single payer is not the answer
  6. Encourage entrepreneurship
  7. Expand Health Savings Accounts
  8. Expand access to prescription drugs
  9. Reduce malpractice litigation expenses
  10. Encourage long-term care insurance

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