Above all else we need to get health care reform done right, not done fast. Passing another two thousand page bill cloaked in secrecy and without debate will do nothing to help the economy, create jobs or reform health care. The two thousand page health care bill could cost tax payers about a billion dollars per page and will only impose new taxes on individuals and businesses. It will force Americans from private health care into a government run system which will put Washington bureaucrats in charge of rationing health care. This government takeover would add more than $2.3 trillion dollars of deficit over ten years, pushing our already unstable finances further toward bankruptcy.
We need health care reform which puts medical decisions in the hands of doctors and their patients, not government bureaucrats. We need to make high quality care more affordable. To do so I will work hard to push for expanding options that include opening state borders to permit insurance companies to underwrite across state lines to increase competition, enforcing tort reform, and enacting "loser pay' provisions and health care savings accounts. These four things would allow individuals and families to buy insurance coverage with the same advantages given to businesses. I will also strive to continue to listen to families, business owners, and health care professionals across our district for additional ways to reform our health care system.