DownsizeDC.org
November 19, 2009
Healthcare: Would you rather have a Ferrari, or pay corporate welfare to insurance companies?
By James Wilson

Health insurance is cheap in some states. In others it costs as much as the lease on a Ferrari. This isn't because of any flaw in the free market. It's because we don't have a free market! What we have instead are laws that reward corporate welfare benefits to special interests and insurance companies.

Please send a letter asking Congress to restore free market health insurance.

Use the Ferrari example in my sample letter to make your case . . .

The average medical plan in New Jersey costs $37,164 per year. The monthly premiums exceed the lease for a Ferrari!

By comparison, Indiana has far fewer corporate welfare mandates dictating what health insurance must cover. People in that state can choose between 43 plans costing less than $5,400 annually!

If the New Jersey family could buy medical insurance from an Indiana provider, they'd save over $31,000 a year!

Extend this to the entire country and the results would be dramatic.

One study indicates that this simple reform would make medical insurance instantly affordable for 12 million uninsured Americans! You can check it out here: http://www.hsinetwork.com/National_Marketplace_7-21-2008%20FINAL_Blind.pdf

But I think the results would be even better. Once Americans have freedom of choice again . . .

  • State legislatures will start competing to repeal their corporate welfare mandates
  • And insurance companies will compete to provide better coverage at lower prices

All American should have free market choices in health insurance! No American should have to pay corporate welfare benefits through their insurance premiums, or have to go without insurance. You can make this possible. DO IT!

Oppose the cancerous healthcare bill being pushed in the House and Senate. Oppose complicated insurance buying pools. Instead, please just fix the problems politicians created!

This issue is important to me, and I want to be represented by someone who shares my appreciation of market solutions instead of political solutions.

END OF LETTER

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Jim Babka, President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

SOURCE

The Ferrari example used in this message comes from "America's Health Care Crisis Solved" by J. Patrick Rooney & Dan Perrin, page 113 http://www.amazon.com/Americas-Health-Care-Crisis-Solved/dp/0470275723

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