Three Democratic candidates:
A true liberal or progressive would support a single payer system where the federal government would obtain money by taxation or borrowing and use it to pay for private healthcare for everyone.
Six Republican candidates:
- Congressman Paul Broun, M.D.
- Derrick Grayson
- Karen Handel
- Congressman Phil Gingrey, M.D.
- Congressman Jack Kingston
- David Purdue
- Eugene Yu
All of these candidates advocate for the repeal of ObamaCare.
Some of them advocate manipulating the income tax codes by expanding Health Savings Accounts or allowing increased individual deductions for health care expenditures. Some of these same candidates also advocate for a flat tax or ending the income tax. There is a basic inconsistency in candidates advocating to complicate the income tax, while at the same time advocating simplifying or ending the income tax.
Some of the candidates would like to see “free market solutions.” These solutions are often unconstitutional such as federal malpractice reform. This is not one of the Constitutional, Article I, Section 8 powers of Congress.
Conservatives should advocate for true free market solutions. A free market for medical care would have individuals owning high deductible insurance policies and paying for most of their care out-of-pocket.
Free markets occur spontaneously. They cannot be legislated. Conservatives should realize this and advocate removing the two major impediments to a U.S. free market in medical care: the income tax and the Federal Reserve Bank.
Without an income tax and tax incentives to job-based health care, workers will move to individual insurance policies. This means they will no longer lose their medical coverage when they change jobs. Without an income tax people will be able to save more because they will get all their pay and can save tax-free. Without the Federal Reserve Bankobamac, the saving of workers will no longer be eroded by inflation.
With increased savings, people will be more able to afford high deductible policies and as a result, pay more out-of-pocket. As this happens, they, rather than bureaucrats will be in control of their health care choices.
ObamaCare is not working. It was probably designed by the progressives to take us to a single payer system. Let us hope that someone in the U.S. Senate race from Georgia will give us a choice to vote for free market medical care reform. This must start by ending the income tax and Federal Reserve Bank.
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