“Is healthcare war, peace negotiations, and foreign commerce? Is healthcare a foreign affair? No it’s not! Therefore the only conclusion that we can come to when we understand how the proper body of government functions is that healthcare is a reserved power to the states not a delegated power to the federal government.”
~ KrisAnn Hall – Healthcare is not a Federal Power
- Tenth Amendment Center Archives: Obamacare
- Pritical Thinking
- Obamacare: Is It Worse Than What Came Before It? Per Bylund
- Why was healthcare so expensive prior to Obamacare (and got worse after):
- FDA regulations drive up costs
- Licensing boards and the AMA restrict people getting into the field. Less supply of physicians = higher cost.
- Tax code benefits employers as they can write off the cost of health insurance thus millions of Americans have coverage through their employers and lose coverage when they lose or change jobs.
- Limited where can purchase insurance – i.e. cannot purchase across state or country lines.
- As government’s influence in medicine grew, the more barriers arose between a patient and their medical professional
- Malpractice insurance costs
- Third-party payer = end user does not shop for better prices.
- Hospitals forced to treat everyone who shows up (Reagan-era law)
- Forced coverage of pre-existing conditions
- Forced to maintain coverage for “children” 26-years and younger.
- Tom Woods healthcare web page. Lots of good information!
- Replace Obamacare with What?
- All tax bills must originate in the House. The Obamacare law, found constitutional by the Supreme Court largely because it was considered a tax, originated in the Senate.
Of course, I oppose Medicare and Medicaid! It is not the job of the government to provide or pay for health care or health insurance. And it is immoral to force some Americans to pay for the health care of other Americans. ~ Laurence M. Vance
#1 – Get the federal government out of the health care business!
#2 – Encourage/permit the purchase of health insurance across state lines.
#3 – Eliminate some of the regulations, licensing, and education requirements to become a medical practitioner.
#4 – Eliminate the thousands of state mandates imposed on health insurance companies.
#5 – Encourage the purchase and issuance of guaranteed issue insurance policies.
#6 – Allow people to buy health insurance as a part of a group.
#7 – Allow individuals a tax deduction for health insurance premiums paid.
#8 – Allow doctors and/or medical corporations a tax deduction for all pro-bono work they provide.
#9 – Encourage/permit unlimited tax deductible contributions to health savings accounts that are transferable to other family members.
#10 – Medical malpractice tort reform.
#11- Create high risk pools at the individual state level for people with pre-existing conditions.