Doctors from Indiana

Free Market Solutions to Medical Care

by Dr. Pam Galloway | May 25, 2017

Dr. Christopher Magiera outlines free-market principles vital to replacement of the Affordable Care Act. This presentation is based on the book Common Sense Medicine by Jeff Danby, and on the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) White Paper on Repeal/Replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

Dr. Magiera is speaking for himself, and his views are not necessarily those of any other party. Magiera and his wife, Dr. Pam Galloway, live in Indiana. They have been long time activists in the political aspects of medicine. Dr. Magiera has served on the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, and Dr. Galloway served in the Wisconsin State... read more

The AHCA of 2017 (The Repeal/Replacement bill proposed by Speaker Paul Ryan in March, 2017) is based on several false assumptions.  The first of which is that only reconciliation format can be used to achieve the goals of medical care reform. The “repeal” of Obamacare and the “replacement” should be brought out in parallel, and it is up to Republican leadership to see that both bills pass by their respective parliamentary means simultaneously. The fact that Leadership is unwilling to consider this format promotes the idea that they never intend for there to be a “Phase 2” or “Phase 3”. Voters are already catching on to this ploy. 

Second, the writers of the AHCA are working under the false assumption that insurance coverage is necessary and sufficient for the provision of medical care to take place. Nothing could be further from the truth. Reports exist that claim that the AHCA was drafted in secret with the aid of experts from the insurance industry as the only... read more

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