CNN and Fortune posted an interesting blog today titled "5 freedoms you’d lose in health care reform." Editor-at-Large Shawn Tully lays out the case against Barack Obama’s proposed government takeover of medicine, writing in part:
"If you prize choosing your own cardiologist or urologist under your company’s Preferred Provider Organization plan (PPO), if your employer rewards your non-smoking, healthy lifestyle with reduced premiums, if you love the bargain Health Savings Account (HSA) that insures you just for the essentials, or if you simply take comfort in the freedom to spend your own money for a policy that covers the newest drugs and diagnostic tests — you may be shocked to learn that you could lose all of those good things under the rules proposed in the two bills that herald a health-care revolution.
"In short, the Obama platform would mandate extremely full, expensive, and highly subsidized coverage — including a lot of benefits people would never pay for with their own money — but deliver it through a highly restrictive, HMO-style plan that will determine what care and tests you can and can’t have. It’s a revolution, all right, but in the wrong direction."
He goes on to list five specific freedoms you would lose if Obama is granted his expensive government takeover, the freedom to choose what’s in your plan, the freedom to be rewarded for healthy living, the freedom to choose high-deductible coverage, the freedom to keep your existing plan and the freedom to choose your doctors.
Click here to read Tully’s blog.