By Tom Quiner
Do you have more power as a consumer or as a voter?
Interesting question, isn’t it?
Think about it in the context of your health insurance. Obamacare has stripped away much of our power as consumers. The Rasmussen Poll reveals that 76% of Americans think they should have the right to choose between expensive insurance plans with low deductibles and low-cost plans with higher deductibles.
Obamacare won’t allow you the choice.
Did you know that only 3 percent of the insured do not like their insurance coverage? 77% rate their coverage good or excellent.
Obama care is going to take away that employer-backed coverage from 11 million insured according to recent estimates and throw them into a government-backed plan, whether they like it or not.
One of the driving arguments for the government-takeover of healthcare was to lower costs. It turns out Obamacare is going to dramatically increase costs according to study after study. The most recent study comes from a Trustee for Medicare and Social Security Entitlement Programs for the Elderly, Charles Blahous. Mr. Blahous, a George Mason University research fellow, estimates that Obamacare care will add $530 Billion to the deficit over the next decade.
What we’re left with is the worst of all worlds:
√ Obamacare isn’t going to save us money, it’s going to cost us a lot more.
√ Millions are going to lose the coverage they have … and love.
√ And we have ceded our consumer power to the whims of Washington bureaucrats.
You and I have a lot more clout as consumers than voters. Over the years, state legislatures have systematically reduced our options as consumers by imposing mandates on coverage.
Obamacare added even more mandates.
Each mandate increases the cost of our health insurance. We have to purchase coverage we may not need or want.
You and I should have the freedom and the power to purchase coverage tailored to our specific situation.
This Fall, vote for candidates who support market-driven solutions. That’s where we have the most power.