To Save America, We Must Abolish the United States




The Christmas Conspiracy!
Federal Issues
Health Care

The 108th Congress should:

  • offer a simplified set of flexible medical savings account options to all Americans;
  • provide a fixed-dollar tax credit option to taxpayers who purchase health insurance;
  • expand consumer choices that increase market-based accountability by health plans, instead of enacting a patients’ bill of rights; and
  • fundamentally restructure Medicare to expand competitive private health plan choices.

Would it be extravagant for a political candidate to promise a healthcare system in which:

  • low-cost health insurance is available to virtually everyone -- including people with existing medical problems;
  • doctors have the time to understand your problems and know you personally -- and even make house calls;
  • a hospital stay costs only a few days' pay, rather than many months of your income;
  • charity hospitals are available to take care of families that can't afford the low-cost hospitals; and
  • free clinics take care of the everyday medical problems of people too poor to afford regular doctors.

This is exactly the healthcare system we had in America until the mid-1960s. It was then that the federal government moved in -- with Medicare, Medicaid, the HMO Act, and tens of thousands of regulations on doctors, hospitals, and health-insurance companies. That's when health care started going downhill. started going downhill.

Why not real health-care reform?

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