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September 08, 2009

Palin's Big Important WSJ Editorial on ObamaCare
Update: Snowe Advisory?

Since this is the sort of thing I called for her to do, I have to link it.

I say "have to" not to be begrudging. It's just that for blog-readers, many of these points are not really new. Still, it's a good precis for those who still don't really understand what Obama's "reforms" really are.

And here's what she's for. Mind you, with allowing cross-state insurance purchase and passing tort reform, we could probably drop prices by 10% with the stroke of a pen.

But let's not do that. Let's keep health care prices soaring in order to justify a federal takeover.

Instead of poll-driven "solutions," let's talk about real health-care reform: market-oriented, patient-centered, and result-driven. As the Cato Institute's Michael Cannon and others have argued, such policies include giving all individuals the same tax benefits received by those who get coverage through their employers; providing Medicare recipients with vouchers that allow them to purchase their own coverage; reforming tort laws to potentially save billions each year in wasteful spending; and changing costly state regulations to allow people to buy insurance across state lines. Rather than another top-down government plan, let's give Americans control over their own health care.

Democrats have never seriously considered such ideas, instead rushing through their own controversial proposals. After all, they don't need Republicans to sign on: Democrats control the House, the Senate and the presidency. But if passed, the Democrats' proposals will significantly alter a large sector of our economy. They will not improve our health care. They will not save us money. And, despite what the president says, they will not "provide more stability and security to every American."

We often hear such overblown promises from Washington. With first principles in mind and with the facts in hand, tell them that this time we're not buying it.

No Snowe in September? See Allah's update.

Maybe even the stupidest, most liberal (currently) GOP Senator has common sense enough to bail on Bammy.


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