Our own Eva Peron has been unseated. Just as she redistributed the wealth of Argentina and took it into bankruptcy, Nancy Pelosi fought hard to redistribute the wealth in America. The more we protested, the harder she fought for it. She reminded me of the abusive parent who hits her child harder the more the child cries from the beating. Yesterday as she transferred power over to the GOP, she had the chutzpah to say that the Democrats were committed to fiscal responsibility. No matter what the pundits say about the limitations facing the GOP controlled House, they must systematically reform Nancy Pelosi’s healthcare law if they cannot repeal it.
With Pelosi’s departure there is a chance for reform, regardless of the challenges. What can the Republicans do if they can’t get it repealed? The GOP should start by introducing tort reform legislation on medical malpractice claims, and institute damage limitations. They should also require the losers in a case to pay the legal fees of the winners in order to curtail frivolous lawsuits. If doctors don’t fear frivolous malpractice cases they won’t need to order countless unnecessary and expensive tests. This is where the real savings will occur with tort reform.
If the courts can prevent the insurance mandate Obamacare will fall apart on its own. But if not, then the GOP should introduce legislation to allow insurance to be bought across state lines. More competition will help to reduce the cost of healthcare. We won’t need 26 year old adults to stay on their parents’ plans if we can do everything possible to reduce the cost of insurance.
We must allow healthcare savings accounts with less restrictions and higher tax credits for individuals who opt to set them up. Businesses should no longer be the primary source of health insurance for citizens. They can pay their employees more and let the employees buy their own insurance plan. Then you’ll see how quick people will stop abusing the system.
Do you ever wonder why dermatologists sell skin care lines that look suspiciously like beauty products? Because a patient can buy them and have their insurance reimburse them simply because they got them from their dermatologist. It’s a colossal waste of money and invites abuse of the system. The same goes for people who have their insurance pay for massages. Would the patient do that if he were managing his own insurance costs?
Pelosi’s dream of setting up a healthcare system like Western Europe was the first step toward a Socialist America. She has never cared about better and less costly health care. The law that was passed does not achieve anything like that, and the hundreds of waivers issued to friends of the Left proved that even they know it is more harmful than helpful.
Now that Pelosi has been stripped of her power, it is up to the GOP to take a stand against this job killing legislation. Otherwise America will end up looking like Eva Peron’s bankrupt Argentina.