Health Care Reform We Can
All Live With
By Alan Emmert
September 08, 2009
"All Americans should have a health insurance plan that
they can afford, own, and keep - that government can never take
over or take away. No American should be forced into a
government-run system that limits their choices and rations their
care." - Senator Jim DeMint
The Ketchikan Tea Party Patriots
agree with this statement. Jim DeMint's plan for health care
reform is called "The Health Care Freedom Plan".
His plan, which had been put forth in June asks for these reforms:
- Protects the right of Americans
to keep their employer-based plan if they choose to.
- Provides Americans without
employer-based health insurance with vouchers of $2000 for individuals
and $5000 for families to purchase their own private insurance.
- Allows Americans with Health
Savings Accounts (HSAs) to use those funds to pay for insurance
premiums, encouraging employers to contribute to their employees'
- Creates a national market
for health insurance by allowing individuals to purchase health
insurance plans in any state.
- Provides block grants to states
to develop innovative models that ensure affordable health insurance
coverage for Americans with preexisting health conditions.
- Reduces predatory and frivolous
malpractice lawsuits against physicians and hospitals.
- Assures that every health
care consumer has access to price information prior to treatment
so they can make informed decisions about their care.
- Repeals financial bailouts
(TARP) to fund health care vouchers.
If you agree with the Health
Care Freedom Plan and don't want the government to take over
the control of our private insurance plans, join us in signing
a petition to our congressmen on Saturday Sept. 12. We
will be hosting a "SolidariTEA Party" in support of
the "March on Washington" that will be held on that
day. Go to www.ketchikanteaparty.com
for the details!
Received September 05, 2009
- Published September 08, 2009
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