Open Letters to BOCC

Below are previous open letters written from the Institute to the BOCC and the Choices Advisory Board.

April 18, 2011

May 13, 2011

 

Health Care Reform

February 1, 2011
Health Care Reform
: Practical Alternatives for Meaningful Healthcare Reform:  Using the tax code combined with reasonable Medicaid and Medicare Reform to control Costs and Expand Coverage and Access

Introduction: The issue of the uninsured and underinsured in America has been debated since the early 1900s. Between 1946 and 1952 the AMA, ACS and BCBS increased the number of insured in America from 22 percent to 55 percent. Today, with the passage of the Obama administration’s ACA, many knowledgeable people argue that the groundwork for the eventual government takeover of America’s healthcare system has been laid.

There are better alternatives to reform that can still be instituted within the ACA framework that will enhance private market alternatives and strengthen the free-market delivery of healthcare. 

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Proposed Changes to CHOICES

January 2011

CHOICES: History, Status and Recommendation for disposition and transition of Alachua County CHOICES Healthcare Program

CHOICES Healthcare Program has proven itself to be an example of a community‘s willingness to assist others in need. It follows in the traditions of community outreach to the disadvantaged, or working poor, that have been a major component of western societies since humankind organized society in the Mesopotamian Valley.  Since its establishment CHOICES has faced many of the same frustrations and problems that The Hillsborough County, Florida, Maine‘s Dirigo healthcare program, Tennessee‘s TennCare and Massachusetts‘s Universal Healthcare Coverage Program have faced.   This Policy Paper, the product of The Institute in Gainesville, Florida, examines the history of healthcare reform and its impact on traditional interpretations of charity, social responsibility and personal responsibility.

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