Liberals, instead of directly going to government run health care?

Why not try less dramatic reforms, such as tort reform? We can lower the amount of malpractice suits, lowering the cost of malpractice insurance. Hospitals will spend less, and they will lower prices to compete for business. If they lower their prices, they can make more money by getting more patients, even if... show more Why not try less dramatic reforms, such as tort reform? We can lower the amount of malpractice suits, lowering the cost of malpractice insurance. Hospitals will spend less, and they will lower prices to compete for business. If they lower their prices, they can make more money by getting more patients, even if they're getting less from insurance agencies. Lowering costs will be profitable, so they will lower costs.

Let health insurance agencies cross over state lines to increase competition, lowering prices.

Offer tax cuts to hospitals and insurance agencies for affordable insurance or affordable health care. We can work out deals with them and say 'if you give a total amount of discounts of x amount of dollars, you will not have to pay that in taxes. They're going to spend the same amount of money either way. But if they offer discounted care, they'll get good publicity. So they might as well take the good publicity and get more patients. Also, when one hospital lowers their prices, others will have to too, since this is the law of competition.

Make health insurance tax deductible.


Obviously, these are far from perfect, but you can help fix them. They're mainly based on promoting competition.
Update: Okay, look at it this way. It's all about profit for the hospitals, at least most of the time. If they can cut costs, they can charge less. By charging less, insurance agencies will go to them. People will go to them. It's the idea of competitive pricing. Lower prices, gain more customers,... show more Okay, look at it this way. It's all about profit for the hospitals, at least most of the time. If they can cut costs, they can charge less. By charging less, insurance agencies will go to them. People will go to them.

It's the idea of competitive pricing. Lower prices, gain more customers, eventually, you have enough customers to outweigh the losses of the price cuts.

This is simple economics.
Update 2: 1. Never said I was rich.

2. Am I not at least trying to think of ways to cut insurance costs? Instead of letting the government run something so valuable as health care, why not work on cutting the costs?
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