Monday, November 10, 2014

Obamacare's Most Popular "Patient Protection" Is Why Patients Can't Get Paid For Saving The System Money

Last Monday, I posed the rhetorical question “Why Can’t Patients Get Paid for Saving the System Money?” and gave some examples, such as Medicare’s competitive bidding for durable medical equipment and incentives offered by Medicare Advantage plans, demonstrating how rules inhibit patients’ ability to participate more fully in forming prices and controlling costs.

The primary reason for such rules is to compensate for Obamacare’s most popular provision: Prohibition against medical underwriting, so that sick and healthy patients of the same age pay the same premiums.

Read the entire column at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.

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