Voting No on Proposition 61 Will Save Middle Class Families
Voting on Election Day has more repercussions than most would think. The media projects this election as being all about the Presidential candidates. I’m sure many feel disappointed by the nature of this election, but if you have any doubts on whether you should go out and vote, you should note that there is a lot more at stake in this election than a President Trump or a President Clinton.
Some major changes, that come in the form of ballot propositions, may occur in the state of California on Election Day. One of those propositions is Proposition 61.
What is Proposition 61?
Essentially, Proposition 61 is a prescription drug initiative that prohibits the state from buying prescription drugs over the lowest price paid by the Department of Veteran Affairs. This could be huge, and at first sight it does sound like a good initiative.
If you take a closer look, you will see that the initiative will do more harm than good.
Voting yes on Proposition 61 means only one thing, more government. State agencies would have total control over prescription drug prices. The outcome of this would lead to limiting competition amongst drug manufactures and the drug companies would more than likely find loopholes that would raise prescription drug prices drastically. The far left is constantly blaming a free enterprise economy for the financial struggles of the people. Yet, they fail to realize that the rich are never affected by policies such as these. Instead, higher costs of healthcare, taxes, and prescription drugs financially destroy the middle class.
An initiative like this means that with the failures of Obamacare, which is set to increase insurance premiums by 100% in 2017, along with higher cost of prescriptions for those who aren’t on a government health care plans, would be devastating.
Everyone knows how disastrous the health care system is under the control of the government. State regulation of prescription drugs would force companies to hike prices along with a reduction in drug research. Sadly, putting the cost of prescription drugs in the hands of the private sector means that we are also putting our health in their hands. State regulations wouldn’t change that for middle class families, it would only make it worse. When the private sector is at the mercy of the government, the people are at the mercy of both. The government has enough hands in the healthcare system and adding more regulations is only going to make matters worse. Voting no would encourage competition and allow the manufactures to create fairly even prices for everyone without just affecting one group of people.
If another drug initiative gets on the ballot in the near future then it would need to be a lot better than Proposition 61. The fact that experts are unsure whether Prop 61 would do more harm than good is problematic.
Vote no on Proposition 61.