Business & Policy

J. Goodman: Trump’s New Vision for Health Care

The opportunity to have Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) has been a huge step in the right direction. But regulation of these accounts is way too limiting. For example, employers cannot fund the accounts and then let employees choose a concierge doctor, who is available 24/7 by phone or email and provides all primary care. That makes no sense, especially when the cost of high-quality, concierge care these days is no more than $50 per month for a middle-aged adult.

Have you ever wondered why you can’t talk to your doctor by phone or by email? Or why a doctor can’t examine you in your own home using a phone app? Or why specialists at our top hospitals aren’t using telemedicine for long-distance examinations of patients all over the country? Or why it’s so hard to combine ordinary health insurance with a concierge doctor?

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  1. Hats off to John C. Goodman again! His work in leading the effort for market-based healthcare reform over the past 4 decades, and highlighting the government’s role in the dysfunctional mess we labor in, has/is second to none.

    This Forbes article lays out a most concise and accurate rendering of what healthcare has become and why…and what to do about it.

    If you’re tired of the hearing healthcare pundits wax feverishly about their favorite villains an how more regulations are the answer; or if you’re just a novice starting to explore the Healthcare conundrum, Dr. Goodman’s work is required reading. I recommend starting here and then circling back to some of his earlier work. The book “PRICELESS” is a recommended next step!

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