This post is to my fellow Missourians, though this certainly applies to the rest of the country as well for I daresay your states may be trying something similar in November.
It’s concerning the debacle that is Obamacare.
The vast majority of us don’t want it. We don’t want to be forced into buying something we do not want. We don’t appreciate how this administration is trying to take our freedom of choice away from us – we are intelligent beings, only WE know what is good for us, we don’t need no stinkin’ government jamming their ideology down our throats and running our lives for us – we are exercising our freedom of DISAGREEING with our federal government.
On August 3rd, (as in THIS TUESDAY!!) Missourians have a chance to take some of our health care control back. At the very least, if passed, Prop C will hinder our federal government from penalizing Missourians if we opt out of purchasing health care insurance.
From the Missourians for Health Care Freedom website:
What does the Health Care Freedom Act do?
The Health Care Freedom Act will preserve and protect the rights of individuals to make their own health care and health insurance choices. Specifically, it would protect the rights of patients to pay directly for medical services, and it would prohibit any individual or employer from being penalized for not purchasing government-defined health insurance.
Why should Missouri protect the right of patients to pay directly for medical care?
Single-payer systems, like in Canada, make it illegal for citizens to go outside of the government’s health care plan and contract for their own medical services. The Health Care Freedom Act would make this fundamental provision of single-payer health care unlawful.
Why does Missouri need the Health Care Freedom Act?
Efforts within the Federal Government threaten to put complete control over individual’s health care in the hands of government bureaucrats, partisan politicians, and appointed “experts.” Government control means you will have less freedom to make the health care choices that are best for you and your family. Patients should have the right to pay directly for medical services with their own money. That’s because when consumers control the dollars, the patient makes the medical treatment decisions. When the government controls the dollars, they make treatment decisions based on what’s best for the government, not what’s best for the patient.
Preserving the rights of patients to pay directly for medical care ensures that patients–not government bureaucrats–decide which doctor to see or what medical treatment to choose.
Does supporting the Health Care Freedom Act mean that I am against health reform?
Absolutely not! The Health Care Freedom Act simply states that the cornerstone of any future health care reform must be the preservation and protection of the right of individuals to make their own health care choices without fear of penalty and/or fines.
You can read more about Prop C here.
The country will be watching to see how this pans out. If you do nothing, then you’re part of the problem.