Healthcare decisions are intensely personal, and everyone deserves the right to make their own healthcare decisions and from what type of healthcare coverage they purchase to what medications they take. Health reform that works must be focused on expanding choices including allowing individuals to purchase insurance across state lines, to opt for an alternative to traditional health insurance, and to allow individual patients to access promising medications.
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States can set up federal fight on health care reformPosted on October 06, 2009 | Type: Blog | Author: Tom Patterson
Remember the Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act that was on the ballot last year and barely failed with 49.8 percent of the vote? The Legislature has already ensured it will be back on the ballot next year, where it's likely to pass. If it does, it could be joined by other states around the country to trigger a much-needed reset of the relationship between the states and federal government.
Tom Patterson Explains Why Obama's Healthcare Plan Won't WorkPosted on July 26, 2009 | Type: Video
Goldwater Institute board chairman Dr. Tom Patterson appeared live on Channel 3 to talk about why President Obama's healthcare plan will actually make healthcare in the United States worse.
Tom Patterson on Reducing Healthcare CostsPosted on June 17, 2009 | Type: Audio
As Congress begins work on several different healthcare bills, Goldwater Institute board chairman, Tom Patterson, told KTAR the priority of any healthcare bill should be a reduction in malpractice costs.
Healthcare: Singapore a lesson in waitingPosted on December 04, 2008 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach
The United States spends about 16 percent of its GDP on health care. That's a three-fold increase since 1960.
Health insurance increases health care costsPosted on September 10, 2008 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach
A push for universal health insurance is on the agenda at next week's Southwest Conference on Healthcare Reform at ASU. Since health care policy in the U.S. has been moving that direction for years, maybe we should stop to ask "the Dr. Phil question": How's that workin' for ya?