Completely repeal Obamacare
- Our elected representatives must PERMANENTLY eliminate the individual mandate. No person should be required to buy insurance unless he or she wants to.
Modify existing law that inhibits the sale of health insurance across state lines
- As long as the plan complies with state requirements, any vendor ought to be able to offer insurance in any state. By allowing full competition in this market, insurance costs will go down and consumer satisfaction will go up.
Allow individuals to fully deduct health insurance premium payments from their tax returns
- Businesses are allowed to take these deductions so why wouldn’t Congress allow individuals the same exemptions? As we allow the free market to provide insurance coverage opportunities to companies and individuals, we must also make sure that no one slips through the cracks simply because they cannot afford insurance. We must review basic options for Medicaid and work with states to ensure that those who want health care coverage can have it.
Allow individuals to use Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
- Contributions into HSAs should be tax-free and should be allowed to accumulate. These accounts would become part of the estate of the individual and could be passed on to heirs without fear of any death penalty. These plans should be particularly attractive to young people who are healthy and can afford high-deductible insurance plans. These funds can be used by any member of a family without penalty. The flexibility and security provided by HSAs will be of great benefit to all who participate.
Remove barriers to entry into free markets for drug providers that offer safe, reliable and cheaper products
- Congress will need the courage to step away from the special interests and do what is right for America. Though the pharmaceutical industry is in the private sector, drug companies provide a public service. Allowing consumers access to imported, safe and dependable drugs from overseas will bring more options to consumers.
- Our nation needs meaningful transparency in healthcare prices. This is one of the most important and efficient ways we can drive down the excessive costs of healthcare in our nation. The legislature and executive branch will need to stand strong against the powerful healthcare special interests who know the significance of purchasing power and how impactful individuals being able to define and drive the market will be on revolutionizing and diminishing costs for patients.