Spending the weekend in balmy St. Louis at the Eagle Forum "How To Take Back America" conference.
Congressman Tom Price spoke tonight. He stated that more government is the wrong answer. Formed Republican Study Committee. Pointed people in direction of HR3400.
Said he actually read the health care bills before congress, and he has a medical treatment (Price is also an M.D.) for it: "It qualifies for medical malpractice."
Price said, "It's not about health care; it's about power and freedom."
Price further went over the principles in health care stating"none are improved by the further intervention of the Federal goverernment:
Affordability, accessibility, quality, responsiveness, innovation and choices (the last three being his personal additions.)
Less Government - Does the bill tend to reduce government regulations, size of government, or eliminate entitlements or unnecessary programs?
Lower Taxes - Does the bill promote individual responsibility in spending, or reduce taxes or fees?
Personal Responsibility - Does the bill encourage responsible behavior by individuals and families and encourage them to provide for their own health, safety, education, moral fortitude, or general welfare?
Individual Freedom - Does the bill increase opportunities for individuals or families to decide, without hindrance or coercion from government, how to conduct their own lives and make personal choices?
Stronger Families - Does the bill enhance the traditional American family and its power to rear children without excessive interference from the government?
Domestic Tranquility, National Defense - Does the bill enhance American security without unduly burdening civil liberty?
SOLUTIONS = HR3400 - because:
1. It's financially feasible.
2. It will solve the insurance challenges, i.e., people will own their insurance policy regardless of who pays for it.
3. It will be written into law that patients, their families and doctors will make medical decisions, NOT government.
4. It will solve lawsuit abuse challenges.
5. There will be no use of federal funds for provision of abortion.
6. There will be no tax raise.