I'm a nurse. I'm a health care attorney. I'm a mom.
I know personally that our current medical system is troubled, but the recently enacted so-called "health care reform" represents no real reform at all. It's a victory for big government; it's an affront to our Constitution.
The law is so fundamentally flawed that it can't be fixed. That is why I have signed a pledge that as your future representative I will sponsor and support legislation to repeal the effective nationalization of health care and to replace it with real reforms that lower health costs without growing government.
I'm not advocating doing nothing. I'm advocating doing better.
As someone who spent her professional career in health care I know we can do better through an approach that will:
- Lower health care premiums and protect a family's right to private coverage;
- End junk lawsuits that contribute to defensive medicine and unnecessary tests and procedures;
- Encourage Small Business Health Plans;
- Allow Americans to purchase insurance across state lines;
- Ensure federal funds do not subsidize abortion coverage; and
- Enhance Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).
Real health care reform ought to be enacted in incremental steps that preserve patient choice, protect access to health care, and control costs without hurting job growth, reducing patient care, or slashing Medicare for seniors. Real reform would move today's bureaucracy driven, heavily regulated third-party payment system to a new patient-centered system of consumer choice and real free-market competition. In such a system, individuals and families make the key decisions and control the dollars, not government bureaucrats.