GOP's Alternative Health Care Plan

It is STILL a well kept secret, not mentioned in the so-called paper of record, the New York Times, and something that President Obama is STILL lying about. Nearly two months after the Republican plan was introduced, our President is still out there saying ‘they don’t have one.’

Democrats in Washington put up another disaster of a health care bill, over 1,000 pages, only a much more expensive government controlled solution.

At the beginning of President Obama’s speech to the joint session of Congress last week, a truism was spoken about ‘comprehensive’ (that’s political-speak for government controlled) health care. President Obama said . . .

A bill for comprehensive health reform was first introduced by John Dingell Sr. in 1943. Sixty-five years later, his son continues to introduce that same bill at the beginning of each session.

The truism that seems to escape Democrats is that for sixty-five years, they continue to ignore the will of the people. That socialized medicine is one thing that Americans do not want, and it’s time to move on.

A better plan exists. A plan that has what most Americans want, a private sector solution, that doesn’t balloon the national debt, and that includes tort reform. The title is more aptly named too. Empowering Patients (as opposed to empowering government) First Act. And it’s not over 1,000 pages long. It is 63 pages long.

The Empowering Patients First Act, or H.R. 3400, would allow:

  • Individuals to choose their health insurance (no mandates)
  • Deductibility of health insurance premiums regardless of who pays
  • Employers to provide flexible health-insurance options to employees
  • Health insurance coverage for low-income families (300 percent of the federal poverty level)
  • Health insurance for high-risk individuals (pre-existing conditions)
  • Sale of health insurance across state lines
  • Expansion of Health Savings Accounts, or HSAs
  • Individual membership association health insurance plan
  • Association Health Insurance Plans
  • Medical liability limitations (Tort reform)

Unlike Democrat-care, the Republican alternative would not impose fines on workers or employers, require cuts in Medicare, increase taxes, require a new government bureaucracy, require a “government health insurance” option nor add $1 trillion or more to the national debt.

As an aside, if the President really believes what he is saying, then he ought to be confident enough to also say that if his plan does not increase availability, and does not increase the quality of care, and does not decrease the cost, and does increase the debt, then he will scrap his nationalized health care before his term ends and would enact H.R. 3400 and see how that works. Sound reasonable to you?

The Republican alternative is simply less government, fewer taxes and more choices, whereas Democrat-care is just another attempt to hijack more of our liberties.

Regarding President Obama, you have a decision to make. Is he lying about there not being a Republican alternative, or is he that far out of touch that he doesn’t even know it exists? Which one works for you?

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