Misleading Information


Kurt Bouwhuis, Mackinac Center Intern

“So let me explain what reform will mean for you. Let me start my dispelling the outlandish rumors…” – President Obama

I figured I would use this line from the clip to dispel the outlandish rumor that Obama makes starting at 4:37. He states we have two different approaches when it comes to health care. Our first approach is the status quo. Our second choice is reform. With either of these approaches, we are left with a healthcare system strangled by government through heavy subsidies and regulation.

I will give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he forgot to mention the third approach – Freedom. Allowing individuals to voluntarily associate in the absence of government coercion. Removing government from healthcare would get rid of political decision making, which is heavily influenced by special interests, and allow for competition to drive costs down (like in most other markets).

It appears to me that no one really understands health care reform. John Stewart has some good evidence.

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