Healthcare policy affects every American in a deeply personal and intimate way. Unfortunately, Obamacare placed Washington in control of our health care and it’s only made healthcare policy worse. Passed with the promise of lower health care costs, Obamacare has driven up health insurance premiums and co-pays. The law will cost taxpayers $2 trillion dollars, and is causing employers to cut back workers’ hours from full time to part time to control health care costs.
We need a fresh start to empower patients and doctors, providing greater consumer choice and competition. Health policy should encourage genuine medical innovation, which can save lives. We should give people the freedom to buy the plans they want, and help people without insurance buy it. The result would be a new health care system with lower costs, more choices, and more freedom.