This remarkable health plan has been introduced by Rep Pete Sessions (R-TX), who, as Chairmen of the Rules Committee, is thought to be the second most powerful member of the House of Representatives, and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who is probably the most knowledgeable person on health policy in the Senate.

The two gentlemen immodestly call their proposal, “The World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan.” Given what they are attempting to do, that appellation may not be unreasonably boastful. Of 12 bold ideas in the legislation, fully half have never appeared in any previous bill or in any previous proposal – Republican or Democrat. Here are the goals:

  • Based on a thorough review of the major ways in which federal policies create perverse incentives, the bill corrects those perversions and removes the federal government as a source of some of our most important health policy problems.
  • Along the way, the legislation makes good on what many regard as the three broken promises of the Affordable Care Act: universal coverage, cost control and real protection for people with pre-existing conditions.
  • At the same time, the bill paves the way for a medical marketplace in which empowered patients can make more of their own choices, while enjoying protection against the cost of catastrophic illness – both the financial cost and the cost of rationing by waiting.

Principles for Reform

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Summary

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