The Missing Ingredient in BCRA: Humility

And history teaches us that when we don’t know how to solve a problem, the best thing to do is to experiment. We should test different ideas through a cooperative, bottom-up, trial-and-error process rather than imposing top-down, partisan power-plays that disrupt the lives of hundreds of millions of people at a time. — Senator Mike Lee

Mr. President: Relinquish the federal government’s control of healthcare

Dear Mr. President,

I supported you but your push to pass this healthcare bill is contrary to your campaign and any thinking person can see through it. You’re losing credibility quickly. If roles were reversed and your supporters read the bill, they’d fire you.

Please do your country a great service—relinquish the federal government’s control of healthcare. You can do that with a one-sentence bill.

Best Regards,

Robert Stevens

Government-Managed Healthcare is Theft

by Robert John Stevens, March 23, 2017

Taxation is theft. Government-managed healthcare via forced redistribution of wealth punishable by prison time or forfeiture is not American.

The rule of thumb is if your neighbor asks you to pay his or her healthcare insurance and you refuse, should you then be allowed to use the force of government to make them pay?

In other words, if your neighbor doesn’t voluntarily give freely to your cause, is it thievery to have the government force them in your behalf?

Presidents Trump and Obama are both wrong–the federal government has no business managing healthcare or offering any product or service that the free market can provide or that can be provided by a lower level of government.

Government is the most inefficient provider of any product. They offer the worst service. Unlike business, they are not accountable for poor or faulty service. Anyone who has tried to get something accomplished thru government knows that.

If President Trump will live up to his campaign promises he will repeal Obamacare and replace it with nothing. Trump should introduce and campaign for a bill that says only, “The Federal government will no longer manage healthcare.”

Healthcare management is not a proper role of government. Neither is stealing from one’s neighbor.

Dear Mr. President: Get out of the health care business

March 13, 2017. Submitted to the WhiteHouse website. I phone it in too.

Dear Mr President,

Please get out of the business of health care. Please get out of the business of any service or product that the free markets can manage because government provides the worst service at the most cost.

Just pass a one-line bill saying, “The federal government will not manage health care as of…” and be done with it.

If states want to take over, let them.

Just relinquish power for once.


Robert Stevens

Replace all Health Insurance with Cost Sharing—A Plan to Replace Obamacare

by Robert John Stevens, December 1, 2016

For President-Elect Donald Trump to abolish Obamacare, a new plan cannot play in the same health insurance playground:

1. To win, stop calling it health insurance. A better and more descriptive replacement name is free-market shared medical costs.

We reduced our family health insurance from $1,800 to just $440 a month with Liberty HealthShare. Their website says, “Liberty HealthShare℠ is not insurance. It simply unites like-minded Americans to share medical costs together.”

In 1995 we paid $300 a month for health insurance which was affordable for me to be an entrepreneur. Fees increased steadily and at the peak we paid $1,800 each month. After discovering doctors give big discounts for cash, we went without health insurance for months until the Obamacare premiums became to expensive.

2. Declare the proper role of government is not to be in the healthcare or health insurance business. Neither power was delegated to the federal government in the U.S. Constitution.

3. Increase penalties for fraud.

Liberty Health Share is easy. We submit our bills. They send us checks in the mail. We’ve done it for about 18 months. It works great. Without it I couldn’t remain an entrepreneur.