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Free Market Alternatives To Obamacare

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SOURCE: ACTIVIST POST Why do car insurance companies charge more for teenage boy drivers? Because they pose a higher risk of filing an insurance claim from accidents, mud bogging, speeding tickets, etc. Insurance companies must manage a pool of risk against potential expenses. Riskier participants pay a higher premium. This is not rocket science. Yet…

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Obamacare Increases Premiums by Another 30%!

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SOURCE: CNS NEWS Here’s more bad news for American families paying for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Wall Street Journal recently reported that major health insurers in five states—Idaho, West Virginia, South Carolina, Iowa and Wyoming—will seek increases of 30 percent or more for premiums on 2018 Obamacare plans, according to preliminary rate requests…

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A CVS Lawsuit Brings to Light Drug Pricing

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SOURCE: BUSINESS INSIDER What if paying for a drug with insurance didn’t cost you less, but made the drug more expensive? That’s what a new lawsuit filed against CVS is alleging. The suit claims that the pharmacy agrees with pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs – the middlemen of the industry that manage the list of…

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Group Purchasing in Healthcare- Rand Paul’s Wonderful Solution

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Group Purchasing in Healthcare- Rand Paul’s Wonderful Solution

SOURCE: THE HILL What if I told you that much of what was attempted through ObamaCare could actually happen if the government could go the opposite direction and get more out of the way in the area of health insurance? If you have insurance through a large employer, say, Toyota or General Motors, certain things…

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Good Ideas About the Repeal of Obamacare!

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SOURCE: News with Views Repeal But Not Replace

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COME SEE US AT FREEDOMFEST 2017! New Information Available…

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Updated New Information!: Come See Us at FreedomFest 2017! https://freedomfest.com/blog/2017/07/13/an-exciting-new-alternative-to-obamacare/ Our FreedomFest 2017 Panel

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Healthcare Costs in the U.S. Are High Because of Government Controls!

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SOURCE: FEE But there’s another economic problem caused by government – price controls on insurance – that is very important. Indeed, the fights over “community rating” and “pre-existing conditions” are actually fights about whether politicians or competition should determine prices. Such a system is a recipe for inefficiency and rising prices since consumers generally don’t care about cost…

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Pharma Costs Are High Because of Lack of Transparency for Consumers

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SOURCE: FORBES Prescription drug costs are a hot political issue, not as much because of the share of the U.S. health care dollar they consume but because consumers pay a larger share of their drug costs out of pocket than they do for other health care. The lack of price transparency for prescription drugs is…

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International Healthcare & the Lessons of Free Market (Cash-Based) Healthcare

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SOURCE: FEE When it came time to be discharged, I headed to the billing office to figure out how we were going to handle the bill. Medicine is a cash business in Lebanon, no different than the grocery store or car dealer. I knew that my brother-in-law had put down a deposit and signed a…

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Great Article on Direct Patient Care (DPC)- The Future of Free Market Healthcare

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SOURCE: FEE Let’s imagine a scenario where you no longer need to use insurance for health care. No more calling on pre-approval for services or fighting over the phone with monotone customer service reps over denied claims. No more lack of transparency on the price of services or procedures. No more worrying whether your insurance…

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