Americans oppose health care plan

Published 1:47 am Saturday, November 21, 2009

The American people have spoken. They oppose government-run health care by a wide margin!

What Americans want are common-sense, responsible solutions that address the rising cost of health care and other major problems.

Moreover Americans want a stop to the insane modern progressive policies and corruption that are bankrupting America and mortgaging the future of our children and the future generations of our nation.

The overwhelming majority of Americans want a plan for common-sense health care reform our nation can AFFORD.

NO ONE can deny that virtually every federal Government entitlement program is a cesspool of corruption, waste fraud and abuse. As much as $500 billion just in Medicare and Medicaid alone are being wasted.

The recent, ridiculously false, government accountings of the “jobs” created by the massive amounts of stimulus funds is a CLEAR example of an incredible level of incompetence and an inexcusable breach of fiscal responsibility.

If the Federal Government can not stop this outrageous funding of criminal enterprises and monumental fiscal irresponsibility – FIRST – , it is beyond comprehension that we should allow them to take over as much as 20% MORE of the private economy.

During this massively overcomplicated, ridiculous process of crafting these various Orwellian versions of “health care reform” no one can even agree on how many ACTUAL “uninsured” Americans there are.

Many say, there are ACTUALLY only somewhere around 15 million, yet politicians are writing legislation to potentially disrupt perhaps 300 million lives, untold businesses and the entire health care economy, to supposedly cover estimates ranging from 30 million (President Obama) to 57 million (multiple legislation supporters). HOW is it possible to create legislation when you have NO IDEA of how many people are TRULY in need.

Legislation that invokes further IRS intrusion into our lives, onerous massive tax increases and threatens huge fines and jail terms for non compliance, will lead to an exodus of doctors and health care professionals, rationing and a plague of other unacceptable outcomes, as is common in other nationalized healthcare countries.

There are four basic common-sense reforms that will lower health care costs and expand access to quality care without a massive government takeover of our nation’s health care system that kills jobs, raises taxes on small businesses, or cuts Medicare for seniors:

1: Let families and businesses buy health insurance across state lines.

2: Allow individuals, small businesses, and trade associations to pool together and acquire health insurance at lower prices, the same way large corporations and labor unions do.

3: Give states the tools to create their own innovative reforms that lower health care costs.

4: End junk lawsuits that contribute to higher health care costs by increasing the number of tests and procedures that physicians sometimes order not because they think it’s good medicine, but because they are afraid of being sued.

In addition to these four basic reforms, we need to stop the massive costs associated with providing healthcare and virtually every entitlement imaginable to those who are here on an illegal basis.

If our government can not manage the BASIC task of maintaining our borders and effectively enforcing our immigration laws, it is ludicrous to even begin to consider ANY further broadening of federal powers!

Carol Moreau