RSC Health Care Reform: Another Step in the Right Direction

Nina Owcharenko /

Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), author of the RSC's health reform bill. (Credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Newscom)

Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), author of the RSC’s health reform bill. (Credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Newscom)

The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has released its proposal to reform the health care system. The American Health Care Reform Act highlights that there is a better way to address the challenges in American health care.

The plan recommends a variety of key policy changes. Some are right on target, some offer a good start, and others need some rethinking. But overall, the proposal would get health care reform back on the right track.

Right on Target

Further Improvements

On balance, the RSC plan builds on what has made American health care unique and a step ahead of all the rest. It would reinvigorate competition based on value—that is, competition focused not only on reducing costs but also on increasing quality and benefit—and would encourage innovation. Those are the characteristics that, in the past, have led others around the world to look to America for the highest quality care.

Obamacare backers often say that there is no alternative to Obamacare. Yet again, they are wrong. The American Health Care Reform Act follows in a long line of pro-patient, pro-market health care proposals. But to get there, Congress must first stop Obamacare before it can do any more damage.