by Katherine Restrepo
John Locke Foundation
November 26, 2013
Absurd rate increases may suggest that the federal government’s health care takeover is near collapse, but the war is far from over. Rather than doubling down on our nation’s already costly health care system with more government regulations, free-market principles should be embraced. Health insurance can be made more affordable by providing patients with a choice of plans that include benefits and services specifically tailored to their individual needs. Reduced health care costs can also be achieved by increasing price transparency, de-regulating the insurance market, and repealing Certificate of Need for hospital systems.

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