Newt Gingrich and John Goodman: Ten GOP Health Ideas for Obama –

“If you have a better idea, show it to me.” That was President Barack Obama’s challenge two weeks ago to House Republicans regarding health-care reform. He has since called for a bipartisan forum, not to start over on health reform but to “move forward” on the “best ideas that are out there.”The best ideas out there are not those that were passed by the House and Senate last year, which consist of more spending, more regulations and more bureaucracy. If the president is serious about building a system that delivers more quality choices at lower cost for every American, here's where he should start:• Make insurance affordable. The current taxation of health insurance is arbitrary and unfair, giving lavish subsidies to some, like those who get Cadillac coverage from their employers, and almost no relief to people who have to buy their own. More equitable tax treatment would lower costs for individuals and families. Many health economists conclude that tax relief for health insurance should be a fixed-dollar amount, independent of the amount of insurance purchased. A step in the right direction would be to give Americans the choice of a generous tax credit or the ability to deduct the value of their health insurance up to a certain amount.

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  • Stephen D.

    Gingrich and Krauthammer for President and VP with Rep P. Ryan, Scott Brown, Sarah Palin all on staff!! Lets see some movement in DC. Maybe there is hope for a change back to the right path for us.
    Read this entire article. It makes a lot of sense. Watch how it gets lost in the accusations that will follow because the Repubs are the party of “no” and the Dems want to stick to their plan that their OWN PARTY wouldn’t pass but now they can blame the Repubs…in the mean time America loses.

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  • Bob

    Ideas can be thrown by anybody. But to come up with strong ideas and execute it, that may take some strong character. At least he tries to address it.