To its credit, the Rocky Mountain News editorial board utterly discredited one of four health-care reform proposals made by Gov. Bill Ritter’s 208 Commission. The Rocky picked off the bad, low-hanging fruit of a single-payer, government-run proposal. But the other three plans are only less bad and more palatable by small degrees.
If you wish to learn more about the deficiencies in these proposals, the dangers revealed in other experiences with socialized medicine, and the campaign for a pro-freedom, consumer-friendly reform to our health care system, then you have to bookmark the blog We Stand Firm by Dr. Paul and Diana Hsieh, Lin Zinser, and Ari Armstrong. For compelling visual media that makes the same case, please also visit filmmaker Stuart Browning’s Free Market Cure site.
The call to re-do health care will be the dominant issue in our state in 2008. Therefore, Coloradans need to be educated about the topic and to see that a tax-raising, top-down, government “solution” is not the only approach to reforming the current flawed system. And it’s certainly not the best approach, or even an improvement. Learn more by following the links above. Let’s hope the Rocky‘s editors and other influential voices come to this conclusion, as well.