In an interview, Rosemarie B. Greco, the director of the Gov.’s Office of Health Care Reform, said the administration was willing to discuss other funding sources with legislative leaders if necessary, but would not say what those possibilities might be.
“If in fact the fair-share assessment is something that … would not even stand up for a vote, then I’m sure the governor would want to sit and talk with the leadership about what would the alternative be,” Greco said after she testified before the Senate panel.
If the only discussion is about alternative funding sources, Pennsylvania taxpayers and residents have already lost. What we need is free-market alternatives to socialized medicine. Here are some starting points from the Commonwealth Foundation and others:
Free-Market Health Care Reforms
Universal Healthcare’s Dirty Little Secrets
State can’t fix health insurance problems it created
Governor Rendell’s Healthcare Misdiagnosis
Treating the Symptom Rather than the Cause
For Health Care Woes, a Capitalism Prescription
Eliminating government mandates would lower cost of health insurance