Issue Position: Health Care
All Americans must have access to adequate and affordable health care services that highlight preventive medicine. I believe that health care decisions should be made by doctors and patients, not insurance companies. Costs have been skyrocketing in recent years. Any national program must focus on reducing costs before spending taxpayer dollars on inflated insurance premiums.
Doctors, hospital administrators, health insurance providers, malpractice insurance providers, and consumer advocates must agree upon a solution that would dramatically reduce costs and end the upward spiral of healthcare expenses. Until we control costs, all national coverage solutions will simply shift the expense from our insurance premiums to our income tax or the national debt.