I, on the other hand, can improve our health care system and save money in four simple steps that would require three sentences of legislation.
Step 1: Tort Reform.
Sentence 1: In malpractice cases, non-economic (aka punitive) damages are capped at $250,000.
Step 2: Equalize tax treatment of health insurance premiums.
Sentence 2: All health insurance premiums (not just for employer sponsored plans) are deductible for federal income tax purposes.
Step 3: National health insurance market.
Sentence 3: Health insurance may be purchased across state lines.
Step 4: Close our borders to illegal immigration.
Sentence 4: None required. This is already an obligation of our government. Indeed, protection of borders in an inherent obligation of any nation, and does not require legislation.
All it requires is for the Congress and the President to man up, to step up to the plate, to grow a pair, if you get my drift.
The rationale for each of these steps is obvious, and does not require explanation for most Americans. If you are a member of Congress and do not understand, please email me with your questions, and I will have my staff, or a student from the local middle school, send you an explanation.