The Candidate's Briefing Book: Health Care
In this document, the authors argue that Congress should allow patients to contract privately with doctors, hospitals, and other medical providers. Private contracting arrangements help both the beneficiary and the taxpayer. Under such an arrangement, no Medicare reimbursement claims would be filed because none would be sought either by the provider or by the patient. This would occur at no cost to insurance companies or federal taxpayers. Second, beneficiaries would be free to receive their health care from any provider they chose without government intervention.