As a two-time cancer survivor, I am familiar with the benefits and shortcomings in the American healthcare system.
I still believe that America has the finest healthcare system in the world and that is why people from all over the globe arrive here daily to be treated in our medical facilities, by our physicians.
We don't have a healthcare problem. What we do have is a health insurance problem.
We can reform our nation's healthcare system by adhering to the following principles:
1. We make it affordable by allowing the private sector to sell their policies across state lines and adopt portability, just like car insurance. This change will make insurance companies more competitive, and provide them an ability to lower premiums.
2. Legislate comprehensive tort reform.
3. Encourage health savings accounts.
4. Act responsibly by prosecuting those who engage in waste, fraud and abuse within our Medicare and Medicaid programs.
It is these common-sense solutions that will deliver lower costs, improve benefits, as well as greater access to quality healthcare for all Americans.