There is a better way forward, something I discuss at length in my book, and which so many of us in primary care know through our experience. Eliminate the templates and scripted notes we have to complete, erase the erroneous measures of quality to which we are told to adhere, reduce the paperwork burdens needed to obtain basic health care and allow us to meaningfully care for our patients. Remove the money from hospitals, which is where most ACA/CMS funding flows, and allow us in primary care to steer the ship. Enable us to treat patients as they want to be treated, to discuss with them the pros and cons of tests and treatments, and to personalize care. Provide patients with choices: They can go to the hospital or get care at home for the same price; they can get an MRI for their back pain or have acupuncture treatment. It does not take a room full of experts and a book of rules, regulations and acronyms to fix our health care system. It takes common sense. Talk to practicing primary care doctors. You may learn something of real value.