Congressman Phil Gingrey, M.D. is a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat that Senator Saxby Chambliss is vacating. His government web site discusses his health care views. He says that, “There are free market solutions within our grasp,” but fails to discuss these solutions.
Instead he discusses how Congress should focus on reducing the costs and inefficiencies, encouraging doctors to adopt health information technology, enacting medical liability reform. On Sep. 19, 2013 he cosponsored H.R. 3121. This is an unconstitutional bill.
These are all 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.
If he wants to garner conservative support, Congressman Gingrey should revisit his statement, “There are free market solutions within our grasp.”
Free markets would have individuals owning their 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 Gingrey 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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