November 28, 2009

Krauthammer~Kill the Bills. Do Health Reform Right |States' mandated HSA/IRA

Real Clear Politics

Kill the Bills. Do Health Reform Right

By Charles Krauthammer
WASHINGTON -- The United States has the best health care in the world -- but because of its inefficiencies, also the most expensive. The fundamental problem with the 2,074-page Senate health-care bill (as with its 2,014-page House counterpart) is that it wildly compounds the complexity by adding hundreds of new provisions, regulations, mandates, committees and other arbitrary bureaucratic inventions.
Worse, they are packed into a monstrous package without any regard to each other. The only thing linking these changes -- such as the 118 new boards, commissions and programs -- is political... (Read Full Article)
My comment:
Health Care is a State issue and the Federal Government has no power to Federally control it with the exception of inter-state commerce, not intra-State commerce.  Free trade within the USA border is what the Constitution mandates. 
The best way to cover everyone is for each State to mandate the HSA/IRA plan.  It will provide healthcare savings and retirement plan to replace both SSI and Medicare down the road, to bring the Federal Government back to Constitutional conduct.
What is the fault in our current system, other then the lack of competition, is the young people do not have a need for healthcare when weighing their budget items for priority.  What they fail to understand is that one day they will be old and in want of the service as a priority.  By a State mandating the HSA/IRA, the premiums will drop like a rock and near everyone will be able to afford the HSA portion, making for an opportunity to grow savings for the future, be it a house or old age, in the IRA portion.
R. George Dunn

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