It’s simple – make the following proposal:
- Eliminate tax preferences for employer-provided healthcare.
- Allow individuals to purchase health insurance under a federal charter bypassing state laws limiting competition and choice.
- Expand the role that nurse practitioners have in providing care.
If that bill does not result in lower health care spending and a reduction of the number of uninsured (controlled for people eligible for welfare but don’t sign up and illegal immigrants) then they would pass some pre-determined single payer plan.
Heck, the plan could be written directly into the bill with a sunset clause. Its time politicians put their money where their mouth is – make a bet on which system will work and end the stupid debate.