Regarding John Elliotts Guest commentary: The third-party problem:
Kudos to Mr. Elliott.
Few people still have the courage to express a simple solution to a complex problem. While many have thrown their hands up in defeat and assume that the federal government will or can come up with a solution, it is encouraging to hear once again that consumers armed with good information and competitive choices can collectively solve the healthcare insurance problem by making individual choices. Government solutions are likely to serve the average person well, but not serve the majority of people well. Government solutions will likely come at the cost of a whole bunch of unintended consequences. Government solutions are likely to be very costly, not very convenient and of only average quality. We have good examples in Medicare, Medicaid, the Indian Health Service and the VA.
Brian O'SullivanPresidentThe OSullivan GroupPhoenix
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