As a physician, I understand the importance of patients having access to quality, affordable health care. Unfortunately, Obamacare fails to accomplish positive results and represents an excessively expensive, near government takeover of what accounts for one-sixth of our nation’s economy.
I firmly oppose Obamacare. As your representative, I have sought every opportunity to repeal or overturn this overreaching, damaging legislation. This includes:
- Voting twice to repeal Obamacare
- Signing multiple amicus briefs to the Supreme Court in opposition
- Sponsoring legislation preventing the federal government from obtaining personally identifiable health records and information
- Co-sponsoring legislation eliminating the most damaging aspects of Obamacare, including IPAB.
We must repeal this damaging law and replace Obamacare with responsible, practical solutions which address the problems of access and cost. Only by reducing the cost of health care will we be able to effectively lower the cost of health insurance, making it more affordable for everyone.
We need responsible, free-market solutions which promote competition, lower health care costs and expand access by giving patients more choices, treatment options, and making health insurance more affordable. I would also include the few positive aspects of Obamcare, such as coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions, children staying on their parent’s policy until 26, and closure of the Medicare donut hole, which I believe should be continued.
Once Obamacare is repealed, I will work to create a replacement package which includes:
- Encouraging free-market competition to lower costs
- Expanding Healthcare Savings Account eligibility
- Meaningful Tort Reform
- Employer pooling to create larger, more competitive buying groups
- Prohibit denial of insurance based on pre-existing conditions
- Allow children to be covered on their parent’s insurance until 26.
- And, application of the following principles to our health care solution:
- Expanded choices of doctors, hospitals and health plans
- Greater tax fairness and simplification
- Increase competition by allowing purchase of health insurance across state lines
- Demand greater transparency in insurance price disclosure