Plano Texas Politics

June 9, 2009

Government Health Care?

Yesterday, June 8th, nine out of the ten Republican Senators on the Senate Finance Committee signed a letter to Pres. Obama that stated that having government run health care would not help the economy. The letter stated:

“At a time when major government programs like Medicare and Medicaid are already on a path to fiscal insolvency, creating a brand new government program will not only worsen our long term financial outlook but also negatively impact American families who enjoy the private coverage of their choice. Forcing free market plans to compete with these government-run programs would create an unlevel playing field and inevitably doom true competition.”

Hopefully, Obama will realize that government health care is not the way to help our economy. We as Americans would not benefit from government health care. Look at Canada and Britain, they both use government health care. It is actually fairly common for richer Canadians to come down to America for their health care because our health care is so much better than their government health care. Let us also hope that the Republicans in congress are actually waking up and are going to be willing to fight against some of the very liberal anti-free-market plans.