Healthcare is not something that the government can effectively takeover. The Obama-Pomeroy nationalized healthcare bill does nothing to lower our costs, but it does add another $569.2 billion in tax increases and cuts $523 billion from Medicare.
Interstate insurance competition, regulatory reform, streamlining the system to eliminate waste, increased fraud enforcement, elimination of defensive medicine, and tort reform must all be part of the solution. Lower costs will improve access, help America be more competitive in a global market and help business grow and add the jobs our country desperately needs. Means tested tax credits can also be used to help make healthcare more affordable for those most in need.