One of my favorite bloggers is Dan Mitchell. Seriously, if you aren’t reading his blog, you’re really missing out. He’s got this great habit of using facts to back up his points…it’s wonderfully refreshing.
Anyway, Dan sent an email to some bloggers recently to share a video about third-party payer systems and why health care costs continue to rise. Dan also wrote a great piece about the video here.
The video, narrated by Julie Borowski of FreedomWorks shows the problems with a third-party payer system:
- People shop smarter with their own money.
- Consumers pay less out of pocket for health care.
- Consumers have no idea what their health care really costs.
- Health insurance should be about risk management, not prepaying for health care.
Republicans are running for reelection on promises to repeal ObamaCare, but the ObamaCare legislation is just the tip of the iceberg. We need to get rid of the third-party payer system, as detailed by Dan and Julie.
Here’s that video Dan referenced: