America became an economic superpower because of freedom – specifically free markets.
American citizens are able to provide and purchase products and services that they and their fellow citizens desire at very low prices thanks free markets. Free markets work throughout America, and will for health insurance if allowed to.
ObamaCare is the exact opposite of free markets. Government bureaucrats mandated the types of health insurance policies that could be sold, then mandated that citizens buy the policies under threats of jail time courtesy of the IRS. With no freedom on either the buy or sell side, ObamaCare forced government control onto our insurance system.
The old Soviet Union apparatchiks would be proud.
As long as there is heavy handed government control, the health care insurance system is likely to remain largely dysfunctional and very expensive.
That is the reason ObamaCare should be repealed.
Why is food cheap, but health care expensive?
For an excellent summary of government interference in the health care system, and free market solutions, read or download the Free Chapter: Health Care Cost Crisis and Solution in The Bible and Constitution Made America Great by Providing Freedom and Liberty to Citizens.
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The State Healthcare Challenge
Many Americans have been duped into believing that government control makes our healthcare system work better. So I have a challenge for you: Transfer all government involvement in healthcare to the state governments (Except Medicare, a specific national promise made to senior citizens). All healthcare regulations, mandates, taxes, and subsidies move to the state level of government. States want expanded Medicaid programs? No problem. Just raise the state payroll tax to pay for the increased Medicaid costs in the state.
If government makes it better, a state government can show us how. State governments should have the freedom to design their health systems ranging from full government control (single payer) to little government involvement, or anywhere in between.
State control also rebuts the typical Democrat talking points: Health Care is a right, and politicians are heartless for not providing it. For Example: Take Democrat leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California. When they begin ranting about heartless Republicans, ask them: Why won’t NY Gov. Coumo provide healthcare to New Yorkers? Why won’t CA Gov. Brown mandate single payer for Californians? Why are they letting their citizens and your constituents go without healthcare? Do they not care enough about their people? Are they heartless?
ObamaCare is a one size fits all force-fit federal government program. It is constitutionally dubious given the Tenth Amendment limits on federal power. However the Tenth Amendment does not limit state governments. There is nothing stopping a state from instituting its own state-care system. As divided as America is today, states need flexibility to draft the best health care system for themselves.
As Mitch McConnell once promised: ObamaCare should be “Fully Repealed and Replaced” (3:44 mark) and “Americans want it repealed and that’s exactly what we intend to do. Americans want us to start over.” (4:00 mark).
Maybe the only way to fully repeal Obamacare, while blocking the liberal attacks that GOP Representatives fear, is to transfer ObamaCare’s taxes, regulation and mandates to the states. Then let each state adapt it to its needs.