Get the latest news, analysis and updates on health policies in the Health Affairs Forefront section. Visit the FAQ page for more information, Forefront FAQs · It's time for American hospitals to do it. Most health policy experts agree that the pre-pandemic health system was inefficient. However, there is no consensus on which delivery system would be best for the diversity of U.S.
health plans. UU. Competing between plans will have several advantages if the plans follow some general principles. First of all, health plans must be private.
Government-run health care would not work well for its entire population in the United States. Over the past decade, Medicare was increasingly privatized, and about 35% of its beneficiaries were enrolled in private insurance plans. Second, public insurance would pay for everyone to enroll in the health plan of their choice, with enrollment open every year for anyone who wants to change plans. Third, the plans would receive a risk-adjusted capitation fee to compensate the plans for the differences in the expected use of the enrolled populations.