Posts Tagged ‘Health Care’

Less Government May be Just What the Doctor Ordered

Posted: August 19, 2009 by administrator in Uncategorized

The loud and heated health care debate seems to largely have two camps – those arguing in favor of socialized care, managed by the government; the other stubbornly, even emotionally resisting it, but having little else to add.

 Of those resisting it, it doesn’t seem that many are making productive suggestions that give American families much to noodle on if they rejected the socialized plan.

 That’s why I was so pleased to see Whole Food’s CEO, John Mackey’s Op Ed piece, The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare, in the August 11th edition of the Wall Street Journal.

 In case you missed it, here are the highlights:

  • Remove the legal obstacles on high-deductible health insurance plans and health savings accounts (HSAs).
  • Equalize the tax laws so that all have the same health care tax benefits.
  • Repeal state laws which prohibit insurance companies from competing across state lines.
  • Repeal Federal laws interfering in what insurance companies must cover.
  • Tort reform.
  • Cost/Price Transparency
  • Medicare reform
  • Make it easier for people to make voluntary, tax-deductible donations to help the needy, underinsured.

 I think is a great piece and well worth the read.