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To: henkster
Here is the trouble i have with your 'clarification' post:

“We ask that they help craft sensible reforms designed to lower costs and expand access without violating individual rights or the integrity of the market.

Do you think ANYONE in the government is intelligent enought to "help craft legistlation" that wont screw things up more? What makes the government so wise?

We ask that they enact medical liability reform and put an end to frivolous lawsuits that drive up the cost of medicine.

OK I am with you on this one

We ask that they allow individuals and small businesses to pool together to purchase high-quality affordable health care coverage.

Where does the govt get the authority to ALLOW anyone or any business to do this?

We ask that they allow Americans to shop for health care coverage from coast to coast and purchase insurance policies across state lines.

once again "ALLOW"????

We ask that they create new incentives to save for current and future health care needs by allowing people to use their health savings accounts funds to pay premiums for high deductible health plans.”

Do you think ANYONE in the government is intelligent enought to create new incentives that wont screw things up more? Every 'incentive' the governemt has EVER created (like affordable housing for everyone!) has been a major disaster

Please tell me where these items are located in obama’s plan.

All the way with you on this one, but disagree with your 'requests' from the benevolent govt.

Most of the sensible posters here have been supporting these positions.

Most posters here would rather the govt get the hell out of health care completely.

22 posted on 02/22/2010 11:17:31 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Mr. K

My response:

“We ask that they help craft sensible reforms designed to lower costs and expand access without violating individual rights or the integrity of the market.”

I look at this as a “preamble” statement to the more specific plans below.

“We ask that they allow individuals and small businesses to pool together to purchase high-quality affordable health care coverage.”

“We ask that they allow Americans to shop for health care coverage from coast to coast and purchase insurance policies across state lines.”

At the state and federal level, the law currently exists PROHIBITING these acts. This is a call to repeal that law. I support the repeal of overly restrictive laws that stifle the free market. I assume you do as well. You might not like the exact phraseology, but you should not disagree with the goal.

I would also like the government to radically reduce it’s role in health care and everything else. Take a look at the balance of the petition as to what they DON’T want the government to do.

I don’t want 0bamacare; I got flamed by posters who didn’t read my comment because they didn’t read the original post. Most of specifics in that petition are proposals we ought to support. Most of us here would no doubt go farther. But the positions stated in the petition are economically sound and politically feasible. I say let’s do it and not just flame away.


23 posted on 02/22/2010 11:27:16 AM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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