Makes sense to me! Summarized from here:
1. Allow interstate competition between insurance companies.
2. Allow insurance companies to incorporate in any state.
3. Remove government regulation of insurance plans except for the usual laws applicable to all types of companies.
Taken together, this will allow competition between all insurance companies, leading to hypermart/telco/budget-airline style reduction in prices and improvement in quality. Failure to do so will result in loss of customers due to that oddity known as market forces.
Insurers will also be free from government mandates such as compulsory inclusion of coverage for sex change operations, that 99.999% of Americans will never need but currently have to pay for nonetheless.
Finally, it will be much cheaper and quicker than Obamacare. But it won’t give government power over one sixth of the economy and people’s very lives either… So no wonder Dems pretend that no alternatives to Obamacare are being proposed, even when it’s on the White House website. (Btw, the GOP/Boehner 4-point plan is very close to Coulter’s 3-point one. I’m surprised she didn’t use the chance to mock trial lawyers like John Edwards again!)
And an illustration from another Coulter article:
A few weeks ago, The New York Times ran an editorial noting the amazing fact that, by the middle of this year, there will be an estimated 6.8 billion people on Earth — and 5 billion will have cell phones! (Even more astounding, at least one of them is seated directly behind me every time I go to the movies.)
How did that happen without a Democrat president and Congress using bribes, parliamentary tricks and arcane non-voting maneuvers to pass a massive, hugely expensive National Cell Phone Reform Act?
How did that happen without Barney Frank and Henry Waxman personally designing the 3-foot-long, 26-pound, ugly green $4,000 cell phone we all have to use?
How did that happen without Obama signing the National Cell Phone Reform bill, as a poor 10-year-old black kid who couldn’t afford to text-message his friends looked on?
The reason nearly everyone in the universe has a cell phone is that President Reagan did to telephones the exact opposite of what the Democrats have just done with health care.
Before Reagan came into office, we had one phone company, ridiculously expensive rates and one phone model. Reagan split up AT&T, deregulated phone service and gave America a competitive market in phones. The rest is history.
If you can grasp how inexpensive cell phones in a rainbow of colors and wonders like the iPhone could never have been created under a National Cell Phone Reform Act, you can understand what a disaster ObamaCare is going to be for health care in America.
Thereby repeating her ongoing argument, the free market does a better job of providing high quality, low cost, innovatively designed products than government mandated monopolies.
Browse the archives for many more, Starting from August 19, 2009.
Yes, she’s snarky, physically attractive and loves to taunt liberals – but does that make what Ann Coulter says incorrect or unfactual? If so, can you debate her points above? Comments are open.
See also Sarah Palin’s expose of Obama’s lies about Obamacare, with citations. It is, in fact, likely the biggest issue that independent voters care about.