Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Quote of the Day

"In today’s Wall Street Journal, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has an op-ed critical of ObamaCare. She also offers some real solutions to lowering healthcare costs without socializing the entire industry.

For months, Big Media and cultural elites have savaged Sarah Palin for asserting that the proposed plan would lead to “death panels.” She fired back, writing: “the fact remains that the Democrats’ proposals would still empower unelected bureaucrats to make decisions affecting life or death health-care matters. Such government overreaching is what we’ve come to expect from this administration.” In addition, Palin summarized everything that is wrong with ObamaCare, writing that it contained, “proposals that will increase our deficit, decrease our paychecks, and increase the power of unaccountable government technocrats.”

Recently, Barack Obama and the Left have argued that conservatives have not offered any solutions of their own. (That is incorrect, as you can read here and here.) But in her op-ed today, Palin outlines a conservative plan for healthcare reform, including, “Providing Medicare recipients with vouchers that allow them to purchase their own coverage; reforming tort laws to potentially save billions each year in wasteful spending; and changing costly state regulations to allow people to buy insurance from across state lines.”

Unlike Obama, Palin does not believe government is the answer to healthcare reform. Instead, simple solutions like tort reform would drastically reduce the cost of healthcare across the board. Keep fighting, Sarah!"

Gary Bauer