Congressman Jack Kingston is a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat that Senator Saxby Chambliss is vacating. His web site discusses his health care views. He says about ObamaCare, “I have fought to repeal this misguided law.” This is something with which all Republican candidates agree. On Sep. 25, 2013 he cosponsored H.R. 3121. This is an unconstitutional bill.
He also supports efforts to enact medical liability reform. In order to do this, federal legislation would be needed for things like limiting liability payouts. The problem is that Article I, Section 8 of our Constitution lays out the powers of Congress.
Regulating the legal system of the states is not one of these powers and for good reason. In the Tenth Federalist Paper, James Madison says, “The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular States, but will be unable to spread a general conflagration through the other States.” Much better to have the states do the regulations.
When this principle and the Constitution are ignored, the whole country suffers. We see this in many federal programs such as federal welfare, where many people find they have a better standard of living with welfare rather than working to make money.
Kingston would use the income tax codes to expand health savings accounts. These accounts have the government deciding what expenses may be paid out of the account. This takes away our Fourth Amendment right to privacy. There is also no Constitutional basis for this.
Kingston’s ideas are for big government solutions that according to the Heartland Institute and CATO Institute have no constitutional authority. The Tenth Amendment to our Constitution says all of these things should be left to the individual states.
True conservatives would advocate for free markets where individuals would own catastrophic medical insurance policies and pay for most of their care out-of-pocket. Governments cannot create free markets through legislations. They can only interfere in free markets. The major interference comes from the income tax and Federal Reserve Bank. To return to a free market in health care, we must abolish these institutions. For further information please click this web site: http://www.examiner.com/article/free-market-health-care
Congressman Kingston and the other candidates for the GA U.S. Senate seat do not appreciate that the federal government cannot create free markets. If they fail to advocate for a free market health care system, America is likely to solve our health care problems with a single payer system.
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