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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Republicans and Conservatives Can’t Win on Policy if They Don’t Engage in the Fight

WRITTEN BY John Biver

In addition to many years working in the private sector, John Biver has worked in politics and government in Washington, D.C., and in Illinois at the state and local level. John is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College, where he studied history, as well as political science and political philosophy under two of the best — the late Dr. William M. Jones, and the late Dr. Edmund “Del” Carlson.

The political left wing in this country has it easy when it comes to any issue — they need only tell people that government can take care of it for you. It doesn’t matter what the “it” is, there’s no explanation needed for what they’re selling. They merely have to offer a larger and more intrusive government and wala! — the problem is solved. Except it never is solved and it’s usually made worse. Fortunately for leftists and Democrats there are plenty of ignorant and gullible people in the land to keep supporting the Dems and their failed liberal plans.

Remember Hillarycare? Twenty years ago the debate over whether to give control of health care to the government began in earnest here in the U.S. That means Republicans and conservatives had the larger part of two decades to explain to the American public a better way to reform the health care system. I don’t know anyone who thought reforms weren’t needed — and I bet few people ever heard from Republicans and conservatives about their proposals.

This is why I keep writing about outreach to the uninformed. The failure of our side continues to result in the kind of serious damage that’s being done right now, for example, with the rollout of Obamacare. The tragedy is that the damage was avoidable had Republicans and conservatives been serious about winning hearts and minds over to the right way of fixing the health care system.

As long as the system is dominated by third party payers there will be no functioning market and prices will continue to increase faster than they should. When insurance companies pay the bill few patients need to concern themselves with the price. With this there’s no incentive for proper cost control and price competition is out the window. . . .

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