Changing the Healthcare Bill
The United States must not become a society of socialized medicine. With the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are taking us there—and it is not the answer.
Yet we cannot ignore the ever-rising costs of our health care and the outright denial of it to those that need it the most. We must gain control of the skyrocketing costs of insurance, medical equipment, and drugs. Otherwise all the breakthroughs and technology in the world will only serve the rich and affluent, while denying basic rights of all those who support our country and who most need our help.
How do we lower these rising costs? By bringing health care back to choice and competition before it’s too late. The Affordable Care Act is fatally flawed and denies states’ rights. The latest proposal is at least a step in the right direction because it would bring more control to the states, with the condition that previous conditions be covered by insurance.
Another problem is that under the Affordable Care Act, four states with 20 percent of the population—New York, Massachusetts, California, and Maryland—get a disproportionate 40 percent of the federal aid. The current bill will apparently correct this over the next ten years—a reasonable phase in to parity.
The most important objective that I must stress that needs to be supported is that we need to move the decisions on health care to the states and open it up to competition, and take it out of Washington.