Saturday, August 1, 2009

Democrats need simple plans

I support the current push to get Universal Healthcare for all Americans. However, as a party we should try to make our proposals big and simple.

Why not simply offer every American a refundable tax credit if they enroll and participate in an approved healthcare plan?

Anyone who signs up and follows the doctors orders would be eligible not only for the credit but for a refund if there is money left over.

This would give people an incentive to be smart consumers.

Of course we need regulations to guard against waste, fraud, and abuse, but keep the message simple.

We as a party should state clearly that we support the workings of a free market rather than central planning.

The government should guarantee access, but we should have healthcare delivered by individuals in a free market.

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