Saturday, November 01, 2008

Wall Street Journal editorial staff puts in good word for Proposition 101.

In part because they were scared by the tin-foil hat theory cooked up and promoted, perhaps illegally, by AHCCCS director Anthony Rodgers, Arizona's major newspapers have advised voting "no" on Proposition 101, the Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act. The Wall Street Journal has entered the fray, recommending a quite sensible "yes". To quote:
Proposition 101's fate is up in the air because its opponents, led by the Governor, are spending about four times more than supporters. They are doing so in the belief that if health-care choice passes in Arizona, it will spread to other states. It is ironic the groups opposing the rights of Arizona citizens to choose their own health care purport to back a "patient bill of rights." In what way is the freedom to choose one's care not a fundamental patient right?

That there is such well-funded opposition, led by bureaucrats and the Governor, to a proposition that guarantees (1) "No law shall be passed that restricts a person's freedom of choice of private health care systems or private plans of any type.", (2) "No law shall interfere with a person's or entity's right to pay directly for lawful medical services," and (3) "Nor shall any law impose a penalty or fine, of any type, for choosing to obtain or decline health care coverage or for participation in any particular health care system or plan", and nothing else, shows that some sinister imposition on your freedom to purchase medical services and insurance is in the works. Remember both this and the dishonest "$2 Billion" claim when Janet Napolitano comes up for re-election in 2010. More importantly, vote "Yes" on Proposition 101 this Tuesday, and consider making even a $5 contribution to Medical Choice AZ this weekend, to help pay for phone calls.

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