In the coming mess that is known as healthcare reform, page 16 of the House version of healthcare reform takes away your right to have private insurance. According to the Investor’s Business Daily “the provision would indeed outlaw individual private coverage. Under the Orwellian header of “Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage,” the “Limitation On New Enrollment” section of the bill clearly states:

“Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day of the year the legislation becomes law.”

So, if you want to get your own insurance after this is law, too bad. If you want to change your insurance really too bad.

This is supposed to be about choice, or that’s what the Democrats keep telling us. I beg to differ. There is choice in the market place today. It might not be everyone’s perfect scenario, but most people when asked will tell you they are happy with their current coverage. Personally, I find comfort in the fact that I can go out and find something different if I want to as well. Obama tells us that adding a government option will force competition in the market. Fine, but there is a problem with this. The government gets to set the rules, as evidenced above. They will always give themselves the advantage with the rules they set, thus undercutting private companies, who will be unable to compete and thus be forced out of the market. It’s economics 101, and not that hard to understand. Any government option will ruin the private market. It might not happen right away, but it will happen.

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