Action Alert – H.R. 2629 “Coercion is Not Health Care Act”

Dear AAPS Action Team:

Please contact your Representative

(Find your Representative

www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml)

(Congressional Switchboard- 202-224-3121) and ask him to cosponsor H.R.  2629  “`Coercion is Not Health Care Act’

 H.R. 2629 does not allow for any federal requirements for health insurance coverage as a condition to receive any benefit under Federal law

 It also does not allow for any individual or agency of the Federal Government to require any individual to purchase health insurance coverage.

Thank you,

Michael D. Ostrolenk, MA, MFT, Public Policy Counsel

13 thoughts on “Action Alert – H.R. 2629 “Coercion is Not Health Care Act”

  1. Thank you for posting Dr. Paul’s bill! This is the kind of health ‘assurance’ I want from the government. :)

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  3. ACCORDING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TOO MUCH OF AMERICA’S GDP IS SPENT ON HEALTH CARE.

    BUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CREATED THE PROBLEM:

    Decades ago the government passed ‘pay or play’ tax incentives that encouraged employers to provide employees with health insurance.

    And America was hooked on health care the way junkies get hooked on smack. The dealer gave free samples until the client was hooked.

    When I was young America was the world’s wealthiest nation. And employer provided health insurance paid 100% of medical costs. Because it was free it was abused. Mom took children to the emergency room for a rash and to the doctor for a small cut. Demand was artificially high.

    Cost shifting provided for the uninsured. Patients with good insurance policies and wealthy patients with no insurance policies received inflated invoices to cover the costs of those who could not pay. Health care providers and hospitals robbed from the rich to provide health care for the poor.

    It is instructive that during the time when America enjoyed great wealth the Federal Government expressed no concern for the plight of the uninsured!

    But over time manufacturing jobs moved overseas and were replaced with lower paying service economy jobs. Consequently, employers offered health insurance with less coverage and higher deductibles and co-pays.

    Were factory jobs lost because America could not compete with manufacturers in countries where government paid for health care? Regardless, American leaders would not raise tariffs to level the playing field and signed GATT and NAFTA into law!

    And America’s leaders permitted millions of ‘illegal’ aliens to cross the border to do work American’s would not do. Our schools educated their children, our State governments gave them drivers licenses, our banks granted them mortgages and our hospitals provided them health care.

    BOGUS SOLUTION

    Now that America is the worlds biggest debtor nation the Federal Government has decided the plight of the uninsured is unconscionable and universal coverage is a moral imperative.

    But this is not about the 46 million uninsured. It is about assuring health insurance companies’ market share and health care professionals expected incomes and lifestyles.

    The health system in America has been based on a larger and more affluent generation of young policy holders offsetting the health cost of middle aged and seniors. This formula is being upset by the WWII baby boomers generation approaching retirement and the global recession.

    President Obama wants every American citizen to be required to buy a health insurance policy. He compares it to the requirement that motorists purchase auto insurance. But while driving is a privilege, life and the pursuit of happiness is a right!

    Where in the Constitution or Bill of Rights is the Federal Governments authority to require the purchase of a health insurance policy as a condition of having been born?
    Where is freedom when government has the power to tell you how to spend after tax dollars? What distinguishes disposable income from taxes?

    As for the proposal that the IRS be charged with fining citizens who do not purchase a health insurance policy, since the federal government just prints more paper money to pay debt why is taxation or the IRS even necessary. Just shutdown the IRS and transfer its budget to indigent care!

    FREE MARKET IS THE SOLUTION

    Is providing health care an enumerated power or responsibility of the Federal Government?

    The Federal Government lacks any authority to preach fiscal responsibility. It has exhibited none in my lifetime and has reduced the wealthiest nation on the planet to world’s biggest debtor nation.

    But Ma and Pa citizen have had to balance a checkbook their entire lives. The solution is to return control of health care spending to them.

    Pass a law making it illegal for an employer to offer health insurance as an employee benefit. End wage stagnation and give employees raises instead.

    Doing away with group health insurance and forcing insurance providers to compete for individual business will permit cost conscious Ma and Pa to shop for the best deal, like they do auto insurance. Then the free market will bring costs under control!

  4. Individual citizen’s health care requirements should not be the business of the federal government. Individual healthcare status is a private and personal matter – both for an individual and/or between and individual and his/her healthcare providers. There should be no lawful requirements from any level of government where American Citizens must participate in any government mandated health benefits program whatsoever in order to access any other existing public services. Keep up the good work and spread the word of need for separation of government from private citizens’ health affairs.

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  6. It’s socialism plain and simple. Thank the liberals and the other elite and those who elected them. Open your arms and welcome 1984 revisited. You asked for it, you got it, Obama.

  7. SO THE AAPS THINKS THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT FUND ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR 40 MILLION AMERICANS BUT SHOULD FUND HEALTH CARE FOR SENATORS, CONGRESSMEN AND OTHER GOVERNMENT WORKERS. AMERICA GIVES CRIMINALS IN PRISON AND JAIL FULL COVERAGE HEALTH CARE BUT THE AAPS THINKS THE POOR AND HOMELESS SHOULD BE LEFT TO DIE IN THE STREETS.
    IT IS THE OBLIGATION OF THE GOVERNMENT TO ASSURE ALL AMERICANS ARE EDUCATED, HEALTHY AND PROTECTED FROM DANGEROUS DECIETFUL SELF-SERVING LOBBYISTS FUNDED BY BIG BUSINESS PHARMACUITICAL AND INSURANCE COMPANIES. I AM MORE AFRAID OF CAPITALISTS CONTROLLING OUR COUNTRY THAN TERRORISTS ATTACKS. GREEDY UNCONTROLED BIG BUSINESS ATTACKS ME EVERY DAY!!!

  8. IF THE GOVERNMENT WOULD STOP SENDING BILLIONS OF $$$ TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE TO IRAQ, AFGANISTAN, PAKISTAN, TURKEY, AFRICA, ASIA, EUROPE, AND S. AMERICA THE USA COULD COVER EVERY CITIZEN WITH HEALTH CARE.

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