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CF&P  Press Release, November 3, 2009

Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
202-285-0244
www.freedomandprosperity.org

New CF&P Video Warns Americans that European
Style Healthcare is Not the Answer

(Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 3, 2009) In a video released today by the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation (CF&P), Eline van den Broek of the European Independent Institute warns that European-style healthcare is the wrong approach and that problems in the U.S. healthcare system are the result of too much government intervention already.

In the CF&P video entitled, "Don't Copy Europe's Mistakes: Less Government Is the Right Way to Fix Healthcare," Ms. van den Broek specifically notes that universal health coverage is not the same as universal healthcare, that insurance mandates mean more government control, and that price controls simply do not work. 

Links to the video:  YouTube | Yahoo | Capitol Hub

"As Ms. van den Broek explains, the right to healthcare often means the right to get in a waiting line," said CF&P Foundation President Andrew Quinlan, who also noted, "Copying Europe would undermine quality healthcare in America."

"The video shows that government intervention is undermining America's healthcare system," added Dan Mitchell, Cato Institute Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board at CF&P. "So it is rather ironic that some politicians think the answer is to further increase the burden of government," he added.

Executive Summary

    In this CF&P Foundation video, Eline van den Broek explains that government interference is driving up healthcare costs in America and warns that European style health "reform" will make the situation even worse.  Based on what has happened in Europe, she explains that universal health coverage is not the same as universal healthcare, that insurance mandates mean more government control, and that price controls simply do not work.

The following are the links to other CF&P Foundation videos including Tax Competition Primer, VAT-Hidden Tax, Global Flat Tax Revolution, Cutting the U.S. Corporate Income Tax, Promoting Prosperity, Obama's So-Called Stimulus, Obama's Deferral Proposal, Case Against Class-Warfare Tax Policy, 8 Reasons Why Big Government Hurts Economic Growth, President Obama's Dishonest Demagoguery on Tax Havens, a three part series on the Benefits of Tax Havens and a another three-part series on the Laffer Curve.
Link: http://www.freedomandprosperity.org/videos/videos.shtml

Web Links:

YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZum_o-GAEI

Yahoo
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/6333265/16428318

Capitol Hub
http://capitolhub.com/video/9241/don%E2%80%99t-copy-europe%E2%80%99s-mistakes-le ss-government-right-way-fix-healthcare


For additional comments:
Eline van den Broek at Eline@eline.info
Andrew Quinlan can be reached at 202-285-0244, andy@freedomandprosperity.org
Dan Mitchell can be reached at 202-218-4615, dmitchell@cato.org

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