Montpelier What is wrong with Gov. Shumlin's massive health care scheme? Everything that is wrong with Obamacare. Only it's worse. Call it Titanicare.
It's a mandate driven government monopoly. It will impose rationing and limit choice. Inevitably the cost will drown the State of Vermont in a sea of red ink, or become a noose around the neck of every taxpayer and property owner in Vermont.
If Gov. Shumlin gets his way, you will not be in charge of your health care. Nor will your doctor. Decisions about the health care you receive, and from whom, will be made by bureaucrats.
It will destroy the health care insurance industry in Vermont, making it impossible for you to get insurance on your own, forcing you into the arms of the unelected bureaucrats who will make your health care decisions for you.
There is something else that is wrong. The governor won't say what this is going to cost. He won't say because he knows we can't afford it. Sound familiar?
Fortunately, Republican candidate for governor Randy Brock has a better idea.
Randy's plan? Promote competition. Fewer mandates. More choices. Help for those who can't afford health insurance. No death panels. No bureaucrats making your health care decisions. Just you and your doctor.
Rules that allow:
Generous health savings accounts and high deductible policies;
Lower premiums and/or premium rebates for healthy lifestyles;
Simpler common administrative procedures;
Tort reform that protects doctors who don't order needless tests;
Coverage that follows people regardless of where they work.
Nothing in Randy Brock's plan requires a state takeover of our health care industry or the kind of nightmares we are seeing with Obamacare.
Randy needs our help if he is going to win. Randy needs our help to defeat Gov. Shumlin and beat back his massive health care scheme.
It's that simple.
Randy Brock has assembled a first class finance team. He is putting together an organization, working closely with our state party and recruiting good candidates for state offices, the State Senate and the House of Representatives. He can design a good car, and one that runs really well, but he and his campaign need a great infrastructure if we are ever going to move at the speed required to overtake Gov. Shumlin in the November election and pick up seats in the State Legislature.
Jack Lindley III