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Universal Health Care Cancels Consumer Choice

September 27, 2007
By Kate Campaigne

Hillary Clinton stresses her universal health care plan provides “choices” to Americans [“A 2nd Shot at Health Care Fix,” September 18].

Hillary Clinton stresses her universal health care plan provides “choices” to Americans [“A 2nd Shot at Health Care Fix,” September 18]. Yet she includes a mandate that forces consumers to buy insurance, regardless of whether they need it, regardless of the quality of care, and regardless of the cost. Mandates only give Americans higher prices and fewer choices.

Rather than proposing a plan that would increase government’s role in health care (a role that has caused a majority of the problems in the first place), consumers should have a choice of whether they want insurance, and then decide for themselves which plan best fits their needs.

Kate Campaigne (kcampaigne@heartland.org) is legislative specialist for health care at The Heartland Institute.

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