|President Obama with HHS Secretary Sebelius|
We also propose an alternative: repeal the interstate bans! The health insurance market is made up entirely of cartels who can control prices because consumers are stuck buying what's in their state. They can charge what they like because We the People were legislated into being fish in a barrel.
Thanks to special interests, there are federal bans on buying a health care coverage plan from out of state, even if it's more affordable or better suited to the consumer's needs. Thanks to the federal government threatening the states to withhold funding for Medicare and Medicaid, many states also have bans on buying health insurance across state lines.
The moment we repeal the bans and break the health insurance cartels, and the cartels are forced to return to the competitive market rather than dictate what the market is, the cost of health insurance will go down. That way, Americans like my Jane Doe will be able to afford health insurance without Uncle Sam having anything to do with it.
|Simon Rosenberg, New Democratic Network, on ObamaCare:|
"I don't think it is going to work, and everyone is going to be really mad at Obama."