Thursday, November 12, 2009

Letter to My Senators

Dear Senator,

I am concerned about The Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R.3962). I do not support the following key components, among others:

1. Public Option
2. Employers are required to provide coverage or an 8% payroll fee
3. Mandatory coverage or 2.5% income penalty fee

I strongly believe in the free market, and the large increases in health care costs can be primarily attributed to government interference. To reduce costs, the following measures should be taken:

1. Medicare/medicaid reform/reduction
2. Individual health insurance premiums for all Americans should be tax deductible just like employer-provided plans
3. Open up competition between insurance companies by enabling “regulatory federalism” that would allow individuals and employers to purchase health insurance from other states
4. Decrease barriers of entry to health care providers (facilities and professionals)
5. Tort reform
6. Availability of tax advantaged Health Care Savings Accounts for all Americans

Please consider increasing real market competition to lower health care costs and improve quality, not more government controls and mandates.

Thank you.

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