Restore consumer controlled health care

The politicians tell us free market health care doesn't work, but we haven't had a free market in decades.

  • The government already pays for nearly half of all health care. This means we're half-socialized already.
  • Starting with depression era wage and price controls, and continuing with government tax policies, the politicians have made Americans dependent on their jobs to get health insurance.
  • State government policies have made insurance too expensive by piling on special interest mandates dictating specific types of coverage.
  • Medicare and Medicaid have fixed the prices we pay for health care, causing the extraordinary paradox of both price inflation and shortages in areas like primary care.

The list of ways the politicians have screwed up our health care system could go on and on, but now the politicians want to exploit the crisis they created by taking over even more control of our medical care. This will only make things worse, and once we let them do it we may never be able to change it.

You can use this general purpose campaign to ask Congress to...

  • Reduce government involvement in health care
  • Oppose a specific expansion of government
  • Or support a specific reduction of government meddling with health care

Add your personal comments to our generic message to tell your Representative and your two Senators exactly what you want them to do.

Use the form at right to send your elected representatives a letter about this issue. It's easy!

  • Your position will be counted by each Congressional office,
  • Will educate the Congressional staffer who reads it,
  • May be passed up the chain of command,
  • May receive a reply (many DC Downsizers get them). If you receive such a letter, please share it with us at Comments@DownsizeDC.org.

Send a letter to Congress

We provide the first few words of the letter so that Congressional offices will see the most important point right at the start, and so that no one can hijack our system for another purpose. Here's the part we provide . . .

True healthcare reform requires less government involvement, not more.
   
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