RNC video - Stop Obama's takeover of health care system
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
This video echoes some of the concerns that I expressed on this blog last Sunday. It is not true that Republicans do not want health care reform. But what they don't want is another federal government takeover that will inevitably make things worse, not better.
The one major problem with our health care system is runaway costs. Unless these costs are controlled, no type of health care reform is going to do any good. It's all about the high costs, but unfortunately, Obama's and the Democrat's proposals will exacerbate the problem of costs, not make it better. The only tried and true way to bring down costs is to have the government get out of the way and let the marketplace take over. With lower taxes imposed upon them and with less government red tape to deal with, health care providers are more likely to be able to introduce efficiencies which will allow the increase in health care costs to slow. Then stop requiring you and me to subsidize beneficiaries of federal programs such as Medicare that don't reimburse health care providers sufficiently, and we will have made great progress. Another policy which will help to bring down costs will be to stop requiring health care providers to provide free medical care, again subsidized by you and me, to all illegal aliens except in the case of life threatening emergencies.