Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Too Much Sense to be Implemented
Number one: let families and businesses buy health insurance across state lines;
Number two: 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 today;
Number three: give states the tools to create their own innovative reforms that lower health care costs; and
Number four: 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.
“These are four smart, fiscally-responsible reforms that we can implement today to lower costs and expand access at a price our nation can afford. Again, you can learn more about these and all the health care initiatives Republicans have supported by visiting healthcare.gop.gov.
These suggestions come from House GOP Leader, John Boehner, in an attempt to make known to Congress what the GOP backs, and what a large number of Americans want. As I've pointed out, people see the word, "free" and react, but what they don't see are the long lines and diminished care that comes with the reform being pushed down our throats. The DEM administration is not reforming anything, rather adding more to an already broken medical care program. Ask people in countries where the government provides their medical care and see how they really feel: poor service, long lines, waiting for critical surgeries. These are just a few of the complaints I've heard from personal friends abroad. Nothing in life is free, there is a cost hidden somewhere, but to what end?
You can peruse the rest of the press release by clicking here.