Healthcare spending is growing at an unsustainable rate. Without greater transparency and competition, prices will only continue to grow. This will fuel calls for expanded government involvement and control in the sector—threatening patient access and innovation. These increased government expenditures will necessitate significant tax hikes, further burdening the consumer.
HEALTHCARE SHARED SAVINGS: States waste millions of dollars by not adopting best practices for employee health plans, taking resources away from public safety, education, and other priorities. Our healthcare shared savings reform utilizes reference-based pricing to decrease spending at high priced providers and shared savings to reward patients directly when they choose lower cost providers. When state employees get paid for choosing care options based on value, states save money and market-based pricing expands across healthcare providers.
INTERNATIONAL PHYSICIANS: As COVID made clear, America’s physician shortage can be a matter of life and death. By allowing qualified internationally-trained physicians to practice in underserved communities without having to spend years redoing their residencies, states can increase healthcare access, particularly in rural counties and primary care, and fix rising physician shortages by allowing additional skilled physicians to work.