Price Controls, Subsidies Won’t Fix Healthcare

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Democrats’ standard approach to making coverage more affordable — namely, a deluge of government subsidies — will only compound the problem in the long run.

The price of health insurance has skyrocketed in recent years, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Average annual premiums for employer-based family plans have risen by 22% percent since 2018, to nearly $24,000.

It’s tempting to see these hikes as a shameless cash-grab by avaricious insurers. But there are more systemic factors fueling the growth of health costs. Only by attacking these root causes can policymakers bring down the cost of coverage without compromising the quality of care.

Read the full article at Newsmax . . .

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