Here Are Our Healthcare Choices--Pick One

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 18 Aug 2009 00:44:13 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Bill St. Clair at Business Insider - my response to Henry Blodget's assertion that everybody who is trashing Obama's health care proposal should have to answer his multiple-choice test:

None of the above. Separation of medicine and state. That means:

1) The end of medicare and medicaid

2) The end of the FDA and the DEA

3) The end of medical licensing

4) The end of prescription drugs and controlled substances. Marijuana in the bulk aisle in the health food store. Morphine over the counter in the drug store.

5) No more insurance tax breaks for anybody (lower all taxes instead, preferably to zero).

6) Tort reform: loser pays.

This will engender a true free market in health care. A doctor visit or a hospital stay for a broken bone will once again be affordable out of pocket for most Americans. Catastrophic health insurance will be easily obtainable to cover the rest. The poor will be very well taken care of with voluntary charity.

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