Start Over on Health Care Reform
President Obama's initial attempt to seize control of one-sixth of the U.S. economy by nationalizing the American health care system has failed.
But serious issues continue to plague our health insurance system, and they must be addressed.
Now is the time to start over on health insurance reform and do it right.
We ask that President Obama and Congressional Democrats join with Republican leaders to start over on health insurance reform.
We ask that they help craft sensible reforms designed to lower costs and expand access without violating individual rights or the integrity of the market.
We ask that they enact medical liability reform and put an end to frivolous lawsuits that drive up the cost of medicine.
We ask that they allow individuals and small businesses to pool together to purchase high-quality affordable health care coverage.
We ask that they allow Americans to shop for health care coverage from coast to coast and purchase insurance policies across state lines.
We ask that they create new incentives to save for current and future health care needs by allowing people to use their health savings accounts funds to pay premiums for high deductible health plans.
We ask that they guarantee individuals with pre-existing conditions or past illnesses access to affordable coverage through the expansion of state-based, high-risk pools, and reinsurance programs.
We reject any attempt by the federal government to force any American to purchase an unwanted insurance plan.
We reject any attempt to implement a government-run insurance program.
We reject individual mandates, rationing, and special deals for any state.
We reject a separate set of rules for government and private sector health insurance purchases.
We oppose any plan that betrays our senior citizens by cutting Medicare coverage, or that allocates taxpayer funds to pay for abortion.
We reject any proposal that authorizes a government takeover of any portion of our health care system.
We ask that Congress and the President above all pledge to ensure the constitutionality of any health insurance reform legislation considered by the federal government.
We implore the President and his allies to listen to the will of the American people and start over on health insurance reform.
Here is a chance to do something, go to the link and sign the petition!-SP