Surgery center cuts through bureaucracy
Recently, Tea Party Patriots highlighted some of the free market reaction to Obamacare. Back in November 2012, Reason TV did a video showing how one surgery center has dramatically lowered costs for patients, and has provided a better product for that lower cost.
How did this happen? Simple: The surgery center put its prices online. Its pay system ignores top-down management bureaucracy and incentivizes excellence. And the full cost of a surgery is seen in the bill, not hidden from the customer and sent to the insurance company.
Such is the result of patient-oriented care. The federal government and state governments have already meddled far too much with health insurance and health care; now, Obamacare is set to make the worst parts of the existing system much worse.