Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute identifies many problems with the Affordable Care Act, arguing that the only way to fix healthcare in the United States is to repeal and replace the health reform law. According to Pipes, the law puts the U.S. on a path toward Canadian-style care, in which care is rationed by long wait times and access to leading technologies is restricted in the name of cost control. Rather than making insurance less expensive and easier to get, she says, the new law actually makes insurance more expensive and more difficult to keep for many Americans. A better approach to reform would empower patients and doctors through health savings accounts, insurance portability, medical malpractice reform, and medicare reform. Universal choice, says Pipes, is the key to universal access.
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