Taxpayer Watchdog Releases Commonsense Healthcare Reform Proposals

Taxpayer Watchdog Releases Commonsense Healthcare Reform Proposals

For Immediate Release
February 6, 2020
Contact: Grace Morgan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA), a non-partisan advocacy group representing taxpayers and consumers across the United States, released a comprehensive series of proposals to reform healthcare in the United States which would improve the quality of care while reducing costs. These issue briefs offer practical solutions to the scourge of surprise billing and include reforms to reduce the price of prescription pharmaceuticals and improve end-of-life care. TPA also uses evidence and analysis to rebut the idea that “Medicare for All” is an appropriate approach to healthcare reform. 

TPA President David Williams noted: “America’s healthcare system is the best in the world, but government meddling has led to higher prices and increased costs for patients. People are rightly angry about high drug prices and receiving ‘surprise bills’ in the mail. But the solution to problems created by government is not even bigger government. Ideas like ‘Medicare For All’ and price controls will only succeed in increasing prices, exacerbating doctor shortages and denying access to care for countless Americans.”

Williams concluded: “Patients need to decide which healthcare options are best for them, not bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. The package of reforms detailed in these issue briefs provides practical, commonsense, bipartisan solutions that are proven to be effective in cuttings costs and increasing access to care. We hope lawmakers take up these reforms and put patients first.”