A Georgia Republican wants to get employers out of the business of buying health insurance for their employees.[@@]
The lawmaker, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., has proposed a resolution, H.Res. 215, that calls for Congress to reshape the U.S. health care delivery system to give individuals direct ownership of their health insurance policies.
The proposed resolution has 24 cosponsors.
“Right now employers or the government determine which health benefits are included in an insurance policy, and it may not be what the patient needs or wants,” Price, a third generation physician, said on the House floor, according to a copy of his remarks that appears in the Congressional Record. “When patients voice their concerns, insurance companies respond with a deaf ear because the patient cannot change the policy. They are excluded from that decision.”