I don't like the new Healthcare adSubmitted by Ersatz on Tue, 12/11/2007 - 01:16
I don't like the new Healthcare ad. Here's the link:
IMHO the ad is too slick, sleazy, and non-informative. This type of ad might have worked for some other candidate who has nothing to say. But for RP it's horrible!
I would rather see Dr. Paul explaining the issue for the entire time. I think it would have been much better ad if Dr. Paul himself just delivered this text (taken from his site (reduced): http://www.ronpaullibrary.org/document.php?id=981
"The federal government decided long ago that it knew how to manage your health care better than you and replaced personal responsibility and accountability with a system that puts corporate interests first. Our free market health care system that was once the envy of the world became a federally-managed disaster.
Now, the Food and Drug Administration's bias toward large pharmaceutical companies enlarges their power, limits treatment options, and drives consumers to seek Canadian medicines. Regulations from D.C. make it virtually impossible for small business owners to cover their employees. The unemployed often cannot afford insurance, meaning those who need basic medical attention overcrowd emergency rooms and drive up premiums.
The federal government will not suddenly become efficient managers if universal health care is instituted. Government health care only means long waiting periods, lack of choice, poor quality, and frustration. Many Canadians, fed up with socialized medicine, come to the U.S. in order to obtain care. Socialized medicine will not magically work here.
Health care should not be left up to big drug companies, and government bureaucrats.
It is time to take back our health care. This is why I support:
Making all medical expenses tax deductible.
Eliminating federal regulations that discourage small businesses from providing coverage.
Giving doctors the freedom to collectively negotiate with insurance companies and drive down the cost of medical care.
Making every American eligible for a Health Savings Account
By removing federal regulations, encouraging competition, and presenting real choices, we can make our health care system the envy of the world once again."
Maybe it should not be reduced. Or maybe some small changes should be made, for example, I would suggest to change "This is why I support" to "I am the only candidate that willl fight to," but all-in-all these are beautiful and powerful words and Ron Paul can deliver them with passion.