Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Three Cheers for Whole Foods!

One of my daughters is an employee of Whole Foods Market. She has the best insurance coverage I have ever heard of - it pays virtually 100% of every expense, including glasses, and includes her fiance, even before marriage. Because much of the Whole Foods culture is "green" - organic foods, no preservatives, etc. - I had assumed that the management embraced liberal ideas and solutions. Apparently, I could not have been more incorrect.

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, explains the Whole Foods alternative to ObamaCare - and it's a winner.
With a projected $1.8 trillion deficit for 2009, several trillions more in deficits projected over the next decade, and with both Medicare and Social Security entitlement spending about to ratchet up several notches over the next 15 years as Baby Boomers become eligible for both, we are rapidly running out of other people's money. These deficits are simply not sustainable. They are either going to result in unprecedented new taxes and inflation, or they will bankrupt us.

While we clearly need health-care reform, the last thing our country needs is a massive new health-care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health-care system. Instead, we should be trying to achieve reforms by moving in the opposite direction—toward less government control and more individual empowerment. Here are eight reforms that would greatly lower the cost of health care for everyone:
Click the link above to read the rest. Mr. Mackey's ideas would represent real healthcare reform for all of us, by empowering the individual and putting the federal government back where it belongs. Such wisdom deserves our support! Cast aside your doubts about their agenda, and visit a Whole Foods Market today!

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