RESOLUTION 63-01, 2006: VOLUNTARY HEALTH INSURANCE
Submitted by Mark Schiller, M.D.
WHEREAS: patients should have the freedom to choose their medical treatment, and the manner in which they pay for that treatment;
WHEREAS: many patients choose to remain uninsured because of the poor quality of insurance product available in their states, choosing instead to save the cost of premiums and in effect, self-insure;
WHEREAS: government-required health insurance, whether by a state or the federal government, violates individual privacy, creates a costly and unresponsive bureaucracy, and violates free market principles;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT: the purchase of health or medical insurance should be voluntary, and no individual should be forced to purchase insurance, nor should any business be forced to provide insurance for its employees.