Saturday, June 13, 2009


President Obama made it clear this week that he was not going to settle for any delay in reforming health care. There are several proposals on the table ranging from government controlled "private" health care plans such as the Wyden-Bennett Health Reform Plan to the plan Mr. Obama prefers, fully government funded health care. All of the proposals are designed so that private insurance will be squeezed out of the market. Mr. Wyden's plan may seem more palatable initially but we must remember that ideologically the plan is the same as Mr. Obama's plan. The end result will therefore be the same; single-payer government controlled health care. Read entire article.

1 comment:

  1. I read your article on American thinker.

    These ideas I like:
    1. Scrap Hillary Clinton's HIPAA act
    2. End tax penalties for individuals purchasing individual health insurance.
    3. Patients should be free to change insurance plans at least twice yearly.
    4. Tort reform with penalties for frivolous lawsuits.
    5. Scrap the Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation.

    However, having the government continue on as the biggest player in the Health Care arena (spending almost $1 trillion per year in your proposal) would prevent any kind of meaningful improvements to occur. As long as our politicians have that much power, they will be unable to resist the temptation to pull their strings and wield their power. As long as government is heavily invested in health care, government mandated inefficiency and special interest mandated waste will not be eliminated.