Ted Brown: Statement on the Issues
As a claims adjuster with 10 years insurance experience, I am the only candidate
working daily with both insurance companies and policyholders. I strongly believe
in the free market, where people make important decisions without government involvement.
That's why I favor the complete deregulation of the insurance industry. There's no
need for an Insurance Commissioner (especially an elected politician who uses the
office to advance his career). I will work to repeal Proposition 103. Voters have
no right to decide the prices charged by private companies, including auto insurers.
Besides competition and deregulation, the surest way to lower rates is to crack down
on insurance fraud. Californians are very concerned about health care. There is already
too much government interference, not too little. The Clinton plan and California's
"single payer" Proposition 186 violate our personal liberties, take away
our health care choices and cost a fortune. The Libertarian alternative is "Project
Healthy Choice," which includes Medical Savings Accounts (similar to IRA's);
tax deductible health care costs; deregulation of the health care industry; replacement
of the FDA with private sector drug certification; and privatization of Medicare
and Medi-Cal. For a copy of this free-market plan and other information, call 1-800-637-1776.
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