Health Care

Free Market Friday: Continue pursuit of freedom in health care

April 16, 2016

Jonathan Small

Oklahoma has become known for a number of efforts recently to implement policy with the intention of promoting freedom in the delivery and payment of health care.

Oklahoma lawmakers have passed laws that protect the ability of medical providers and their patients to negotiate with each other and set up payment arrangements that benefit both parties.

Oklahoma lawmakers also began an extensive effort to bring the significant savings of transparency and bundled pricing to the state and education employees’ self-insured health plan, Health Choice. Patterned after the success experienced by community banks, municipal governments and Oklahoma County, the savings from the reform will likely exceed $100 million annually.

Read the rest over on The Journal Record.