Alternatives to help the uninsured

Monday, September 7th, 2009 at 11:07 am

Beverly Gossage speaks to the crowd at KC Freedom Fest 2009.

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KC Freedom Fest 2009

Sunday, September 6th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Beautiful weather and great crowd for Freedom Fest 2009 on Saturday. I met down-to-earth Kansans and Missourians who are all concerned about the growing national debt and government control of health insurance. I was honored to be asked to speak. One attendee posted pictures and amusing commentary here. Michael Cannon of Cato Institute was right on target with his cautions about the pending health care bills.

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Heritage Foundation lists Five Major Flaws in Obamacare

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Nina Owcharenko is spot on with her “five major faults with the health care bills.”

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Should individual health insurance policies be underwritten? Is that fair?

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Like home owners, life, and auto insurance; premiums for individual private health insurance plans in most states are based on risk. That’s what insurance does.

I live in a rural area in a house with wood shake shingles. My home owner’s insurance is more expensive than someone who lives in town near the fire house and has an asphalt roof. Life insurance is more expensive for my 84 year old father with a heart issue than it is for me. He was wise to buy a life insurance policy when he was younger before he developed the condition or he may have been denied coverage.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Join Me at Freedom Fest

Monday, August 31st, 2009 at 4:54 pm

You’ve seen my friend, health care reform expert Michael Cannon of CATO Institute, on CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC. Come on out on Sept 5th to Freedom Fest and meet him in person. He, I, and others will be speaking about health care and other topics and celebrating the freedoms guaranteed us.  See you there!

Freedom Fest
September 5, 2009 from 10AM to 2PM
Theis Park at 47th & Oak St in Kansas City, MO near Nelson Atkins Art Museum

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My Letter to the Editor of Atlantic Monthly

Monday, August 31st, 2009 at 4:52 pm

There’s an excellent article in the September issue of Atlantic Monthly on why putting health care choices in the hands of consumers will mitigate the trend in escalating health care costs.

Though I don’t fully agree with the author’s proposed solution, there are some valid points. Here’s my letter to the editor: Read the rest of this entry »

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Letter to US Representative Dennis Moore on Health Care Reform

Sunday, August 30th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Here’s the letter I recently sent to Representative Dennis Moore of Kansas…

Rep. Moore,

I believe you realize that you represent those of us in the Third District. I strongly doubt your constituents would support most of the health reform strategies on your wish list if they understood the harm that these reforms would do to Kansans. I want to give you the benefit of the doubt that you also are not aware of their unintended consequences. Let me just share a few thoughts on six of your tenants of health reform. Read the rest of this entry »

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Video of the Platt Institute Health Care Summit

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Here’s a video on the health care meetings in Nebraska. Platte Institute is near the end. I have my 2.5 seconds of fame.

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See You at the Platte Institute Forum

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Putting finishing touches on presentation for Platte Institute health care forum in Nebraska. See you all on Monday.

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Great Quote…

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 at 5:03 pm

“Every time over the past 100 years that Washington has tried to enact massive health reforms affecting every man, woman, and child among us, it has been defeated. Not by the insurance companies and not by the doctors, but by the people of America. It is, quite plainly, not how we want change to be done.” —Greg Scandlen

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