Throughout the health care debate, Democrats have pointed fingers at Republicans who object to a massive government take-over of our health care system as the “Party of No.” This has always struck me as ridiculous, considering the myriad market-based reforms promoted by think tanks like the Cato Institute and supported by many in Congress.
Well, you won’t be able to call the GOP the Party of No much longer. According to Glenn Thrush at Politico, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann plans on unveiling a market-based health care reform plan on Wednesday, before President Obama delivers his State of the Union address.
Some of the reforms you can expect to see in the plan include tax benefits for individuals purchasing health insurance and an expansion of health savings accounts. Hopefully she’ll also recommend allowing for the sale of insurance over state lines and massive medical malpractice reform. These are real reforms that would bring the health care purchaser closer to the care they receive, bring down costs, and improve quality.