Putting the federal government between patients and their doctor is not the answer. If elected to Congress, I will support efforts to fully repeal the health care bill. If full repeal is not possible right away, then we must pursue other options to diminish its effect.
Despite what some say, we still have the best health care available with access to medical research and cutting-edge technology that is the envy of the world. That being said, there is still room for improvement.
Real health care reform efforts should focus on increasing quality and reducing costs. We should consider proposals that increase competition amongst health care providers and insurers. This could include making health insurance portable so individuals can own and control their policies and take them from one job to another without tax penalties. We should also consider lowering the barriers to purchasing health insurance policies across state lines. Sensible medical malpractice reforms would help reduce costs.