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  • VIDEO: You Asked for Health Care Ideas, Mr. President. Here Are Three.

    President Barack Obama asked Congress not to “walk away” from health care reform in his State of the Union address and to send him ideas for improving health care.

    Heritage’s Bob Moffit, director of the Center for Health Policy Studies, says there’s a problem with the Congressional health care plan the President would like to sign – the American people don’t want it. Moffit also has three specific ideas for health care reform that Congress should consider.

    Watch the video below, then join the debate in our comments forum:

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    9 Responses to VIDEO: You Asked for Health Care Ideas, Mr. President. Here Are Three.

    1. J.C. Hughes, Texas says:

      Bob hit a bulls eye with his three recommendations for healthcare reform. Unfortunately, I don't believe the current administration and congressional leadership are serious about true reform. As evidenced by the president's speech, he'll doggedly pursue his socialized agenda regardless of what's in the best interests of Americans. It's purely a control issue. Much like his wasting of tax dollars to offer false hope while stagnating real economic recovery.

    2. Terry, Tulsa, OK says:

      Well said Bob in under 3 minutes! I would add tort reform as fourth area to consider. It's telling that the congress members being pribed with tax dollars were all democrats.

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    4. Bobbie Jay says:

      He keeps saying "lets get this done. For the American people." What American people, Mr. Obama? Where are they? Where are the American people that want your health care scam, I mean, plan, done?

    5. Bobbie Jay says:

      Very nicely put, Mr. Moffit. Even a caveman could understand it and it isn't a waste of 2000 plus pages. Doesn't sound intimidating, threatening, or manipulating. Thank you, for ideas that exemplify Americans strength in freedom, rights and self reliance.

    6. Barbara Frances Delo says:

      Now, that makes good sense.

    7. William, Malta, Ohio says:

      The ONLY, yet most important, suggestion is a well-thought out process to put in place regulations for tort reform. This one proposal alone can significantly reduce health care costs by containing spiraling physician malpractice insurance costs, thus reducing individual health care costs across the board from doctor visits to major surgical treatments. The only thing holding this proposal back is due to the resistance from the trial lawyer's association whose members stand to lose billions of dollars should such limits be implemented. It just so happens that the trial lawyers association is one of the largest contributors, if not THE highest contributor, to the democratic party. Herein lies the problem. However, as usual, politicians put their own selfish, avaricious interests before those of the people who ultimately pay for the outrageous fees attorneys derive from malpractice suits. Yes, people who are victims of malpractice should certainly be reimbursed for doctors' mistakes. But those reimbursements should be reasonable and commensurate with established guidelines rather than set by arbitrary juries who in their compassion award absolutely obscene amounts of money to people with no thought whatsoever to how such awards impact the individual health care purchaser in the long run. Some reasonable thought needs to be given to placing limits on tort awards. If we fail to do just this one thing, we will NEVER be able to ultimately get health care costs under some kind of sane control.

    8. Mike, Florida says:

      I agree with starting over. Here is my simple solution.

    9. Jacopone, Glendale, says:

      Ahem, did the talking heads overlook the utter failure of our federal agencies, the very architects of the current financial collapse. How has it happened that Freddie/Fannie have escaped serious sanctions? How has it happened that a runaway Department of Agriculture has been able to muscle-into the real estate finance market without any serious controls? How has HUD managed to dodge from view for its complicity? What of the 29 federal agencies that we have depended upon to oversee the affairs of our financial institutions actually performed their duty? None! The SEC secretary under oath demonstrated that she was completely incompetent and failed utterly in directing the agency’s oversight duties. Why haven’t governors exercised their amendment authorities and out right rejected the ham-fisted federal government? We are in much deeper crap than media and government had admitted. So far, every step towards a serious remedy to correct our national financial miasma has been politically framed and has exacerbated government’s failure to deal with the issues. We are far from the end of tunnel. The light Obama sees is the reflection of his own inability to seriously grasps the facts on the ground. Surrounded by academics he will wander in the wilderness. I pray that we are still a nation at peace by election time.

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