The Market Institute’s Charles Sauer recently took to the Washington Examiner with a piece on surprise billing legislation. In his words:
“Congressmen are talking about backstabbing doctors with a legislative solution that will also undermine our whole healthcare system. Their solution is only supported by the insurance industry and congressmen that haven’t looked into the issue. It is a bad idea, at best.”
A better solution to the issue, and it is an issue, does exist. He describes it as:
“The solution to any problem isn’t to use the large sledgehammer of government to harm one industry to help another. The right solution to surprise billing is to look at the causes and address them.
An independent dispute resolution solution is the best solution on the table right now. It is a magnitude better solution than price setting and won’t break the healthcare marketplace further.”