SARAH PALIN IS SOLID ON HEALTH CARE

I think John McCain has hit the ball out of the park with his VP choice.

Among the many assets the Alaska governor brings to the Republican ticket is a bias in favor of free market health care reform. Here’s a quote that captures her general position:

I support flexibility in government regulations that allow competition in health care that is needed, and is proven to be good for the consumer, which will drive down health care costs and reduce the need for government subsidies. I also support patients in their rightful demands to have access to full medical billing information.

And she puts her money where her mouth is. Earlier this year she proposed legislation that puts the above into actual practice in Alaska:

Palin last week introduced the Alaska Health Care Transparency Act to provide consumers with factual information on quality, cost and similar matters … At the same time, Palin is proposing elimination of the Alaska’s Certificate of Need process, likely to be much more controversial in health care circles.

Regular HCBS readers (Hi, Mom!) will remember that eliminating the Certificate of Need process is part of the Catron cure for health care, so it goes without saying that Governor Palin is right on this issue.

With Governor Palin on the Republican ticket, we can be pretty sure of having a free market advocate in the White House, even if McCain succombs to his age or war injuries while in office.

Comments 7

  1. Scott wrote:

    Well, the CON process is way too political. Here in IL the Governor had to scrap the whole board that approves CON’s because they got busted taking bribes.

    By selecting Palin as the VP, McCain can no longer criticize Obama on lack of experience. Palin has been Governor for less then 2 years, mayor of town that had a population of 9k and no foreign policy experience. One word; Risky!

    Posted 29 Aug 2008 at 3:07 pm
  2. Catron wrote:

    “Here in IL the Governor had to scrap the whole board that approves CON’s because they got busted taking bribes.”

    Excellent argument for dumping the CON process.

    “Palin has been Governor for less then 2 years.”

    That would give her 2 more years of executive experience than Obama has.

    Posted 29 Aug 2008 at 3:34 pm
  3. Joseph C. wrote:

    “That would give her 2 more years of executive experience than Obama has.”

    Or McCain for that matter. Although I have serious doubts about her, this is a pretty big win for the McCain campaign as he’s apparently given creepy James Dobson enough of a boner to endorse the Republican ticket.

    Posted 30 Aug 2008 at 12:00 am
  4. SmartDoc wrote:

    On another note, Palin recently gave birth to a Down’s Syndrome baby, knowing that there would be a birth defect.

    If born alive after a failed late abortion, Infanticide Obama would have allowed the baby to be murdered.

    Posted 30 Aug 2008 at 11:35 pm
  5. Marc Brown wrote:

    ‘If born alive after a failed late abortion, Infanticide Obama would have allowed the baby to be murdered.’

    Can you clarify this? Are you saying that he is supporting a policy of viable infants being murdered in America? If so, that would be astonishing and all over the media.

    Posted 01 Sep 2008 at 4:06 am
  6. SmartDoc wrote:

    ‘If born alive after a failed late abortion, Infanticide Obama would have allowed the baby to be murdered.’

    “Can you clarify this? Are you saying that he is supporting a policy of viable infants being murdered in America? If so, that would be astonishing and all over the media.”

    This was Illinois State Senator Obama’s official position.

    As far as “If so, that would be astonishing and all over the media”: Are you kidding? The lamestream media is busy seriously whitewashing the Real Obama highly questionable background.

    Posted 02 Sep 2008 at 1:51 am
  7. Marc Brown wrote:

    ‘This was Illinois State Senator Obama’s official position.’

    If you can find me any official source that shows Obama endorsed the killing of viable infants I will take back my comment that you have been reading too many silly right wing whackjob sites. I guess you’ll be telling us next Obama is a Muslim anti-Christ who orchestrated 9/11…

    Posted 02 Sep 2008 at 8:19 am

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