Friday, March 19, 2010
Ann Coulter has a healthcare plan - and one that would work handsomely.
Not only that, but it would be a reform in the right direction, not the wrong one. After implementing her plan, there would be so little left to do to make the healthcare situation Constitutional, you could almost get away with not bothering to do it, except that it must be done to respect the Constitution and the Founders.
Here's her plan in a nutshell:
1. Amend the McCarran-Ferguson Act to allow interstate competition in health insurance.
(The constitutional thing to do would be to repeal the thing outright.)
2. Provide that the exclusive regulator of insurance companies will be the state where the company's home office is.
(Makes perfect Constitutional sense to me - See Amendment X.)
3. Prohibit the federal government from regulating insurance companies, except for normal laws and regulations that apply to all companies.
(Of course, Constitutionally, the government should divest itself even of those "normal laws and regulations that apply to all companies", unless authorized under the Commerce Clause.)
Ann's plan is far better than anything that either party would even bother considering. Federalists might even approve of this as part of an overall plan to return the country to the people, as long as the Constitutional issues brought forth (and others that were missed) were addressed.
One of the most attractive parts of this proposal is that it will fit on one page - maybe even a single paragraph! Its simplicity is its greatest asset. If you can't understand three sentences, then you can't read!