Healthcare 2.0

** Under Construction **

The Big Picture
  • More competition, lower costs
  • National markets, less fragmentation
  • Equal tax treatment, less favoritism

The Details
  • Individual mandate and Medicaid expansion are needed to offset the unfunded mandate imposed by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) of 1986, but should not cover more
  • State-based, government-operated insurance markets must be expanded and converted into nationwide, privately run insurance markets that bolster competition
  • Continue to break the employment-insurance link by eliminating tax breaks for employer-provided insurance
  • Eliminate specific taxes -- for example, on medical devices and net investment income -- that are embedded in the broad law.

Download or print 2012 Position Paper