Policy Documents

Building Bureaucracy and Invading Patient Privacy: Maryland's Health Care Regulations

Dale Snyder –
April 1, 1998

In this article, author Dale Snyder discusses the serious problems the state of Maryland face when it comes to increasing costs, more uninsured and less control for medical professionals due to contradictory regulations.  He states;

If health care access and affordability are genuine goals, a far better approach would be to empower individuals and families to make health care choices that suit their own needs, restore the independence and integrity of the medical profession, and force insurance companies to compete for consumers' dollars.  The health care delivery system at all levels should be accountable directly to the individuals and families being served.