Healthcare Freedom Agenda: Rick Santorum’s Prescription for America
OBAMACARE’S BROKEN PROMISES
President Obama said that “If you like your plan, you can keep it.” That was then, this is now. Obamacare is already changing the nature of health plans and making some of them disappear. The Congressional Budget Office has said that 20 million Americans will lose their health insurance by 2019.
President Obama said that his health care plan would lower health care costs to the country. But now CBO says that his health care plan is going to raise costs over the next decade, and increase the deficit.
President Obama said that his health care plan would lower costs to families, because giving a government program to another 50 million people would keep health care costs down. Guess what—Americans’ health insurance premiums are rising. The common thread is that President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid were willing to say anything to get Obamacare passed. And they did say anything, true or not. Nancy Pelosi even said that we had to pass the bill to see what was in it. Now we know.
WHAT’S IN OBAMACARE?
Obamacare, based on Romneycare, features overarching regulation on insurance companies governing what benefits their policies must offer and what range of prices they could charge. It also includes an unconstitutional requirement that individuals buy conforming policies; $500 billion dollars of cuts in Medicare; a panel to determine the cost-effectiveness of the treatments your doctor wants to provide; and penalties for employers who don’t offer the right kind of health insurance.
SO WHAT SHOULD AMERICANS DO?
Every American should have access to high-quality, affordable health care with health care decisions made by patients and their physicians, not government bureaucrats.
The same will be true under Rick Santorum’s health care plan. It will promote patient-centered health care rather than government- centered health care. Americans would take refundable tax credits and choose private insurance. All insurance plans that are licensed in a particular state would be eligible, and each company would be free to set its own premiums. Low-income individuals would get extra tax credits so they could buy the same kind of health care as other Americans. Health insurance companies could offer high-deductible plans carrying lower premiums combined with health savings accounts,
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