First, why disguise these proposals as "health care reform" when they concern only the federal takeover of health insurance? True health care reform would extend the availability of service through, for instance, more facilities and medical school scholarships. Removing the proscription on medications from Canada would help, aswouldallowing us to purchase insurance from providers in any state.
(2) If the proposals are so wondrous, why make them mandatory, with penalties on those who choose not to participate? While claiming to promote competition, the bills' proponents are denying us any economical choice.
And why are the lawmakers themselves exempt? Will they pay that penalty for not participating?
(3) The bills' proponents tried to make their "reform" more palatable by allowing states to opt out. Will all the residents of the state then be penalized, even those who might view the legislation as beneficial? That's hardly democratic nor beneficent. (4) Why not allow us to opt out individually? Oh, yes, we'll be penalized.
(5) Among the powers and duties of the federal government, distinctly outlined in our precious Constitution, where is it stated that Congress or the Executive branch can control health insurance? (6) Or so vastly restrict our freedom of choice?
(7) Given all the complaints against the FAA, TSA, SEC, BLM and so on, why entrust health care to inept bureaucrats?
(8)In what way do these proposals promote competition when every taxpayer will already have paid for the "reform" insurance? Only competition among providers can ensure efficiency and minimum pricing.
And finally, the BIG question: (9) How can our already-overburdened economy generate yet another $1 trillion to finance this boondoggle?
Remember that the government has no money except ours. Governments' only income is our tax dollars. Governments never give us anything. Governments only return a small portion of the money they extract from us through taxes not efficiently nor at minimum cost.