Thursday, July 27, 2017

The ‘Trump Option’: Basic Health Care for All, Private Insurance for Everything Else

At Breitbart by Joel B. Pollak

President Donald Trump has a golden opportunity to introduce his own health care policy, now that both moderate and conservative Republicans have failed to push their own policies through, and Obamacare continues to collapse.

The “Trump Option” could be a system where the government covers basic health care for all — a yearly checkup, immunizations, emergencies, and minor medical expenses — and optional private insurance covers everything else.

Insurance companies would be more enthusiastic about participating in the “Trump Option,” because the real profits in health insurance are in covering bigger medical risks, not in covering everyday medical needs.

A version of the “Trump Option” already exists in the real world. In Australia.....

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