Sunday, June 27, 2010

On the Three Month Anniversary of ObamaCare

During the three months since the adoption of ObamaCare, it becomes clearer daily that this act is not the answer to improving access to health care. It is essentially a government takeover that sets a precedent that must not be allowed. Nationalizing healthcare only brings us further away from the democratic government upon which this country was founded and turns us instead into just another European socialistic state.

Not only is this fundamentally not democratic, but it is also costly for the average American taxpayer. The bill comes at a trillion dollar cost to the American people, and could end up tacking on $1.5 trillion to our national debt. As a result, we can expect to see small businesses and individuals suffer in the face of the increased taxes and fines needed to offset the enormous cost of this bill. With less capital to work with, business owners will be forced to make more layoffs and add to our country’s already high unemployment rate of 9.7%. This is not the action of a good government.

When elected, I will support any bill that repeals and replaces this takeover. There is no doubt that health care needs reform, but this is not the way to do it. I believe there are other solutions that stay true to our American values. Our country needs common sense actions and free market solutions like tort reform and the removal of state-to-state boundaries that restrict health plans. Changes like these will more effectively make health care more affordable and accessible without spending away our children’s future.

I have pledged these types of changes in the People’s Fiscal Responsibility & Reform Pact. ( At that website I propose several reforms our government needs, including the immediate repeal of ObamaCare. There you will also find that I am looking for your feedback in adding five more sensible reforms to the act. Together, we can repeal the health care bill and set our country back on the right track.