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Answer for Grumps

30 September 2007, 5:58 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under 2008.

I’m sorry. What was Fred’s plan again? I don’t believe I heard it.

Americans have the best healthcare in the world. Some, however, choose not be insured; others cannot afford it. Every American should be able to get health insurance coverage that is affordable, fully accessible, and portable. Coverage should meet their individual needs and put them in control. Those who propose a one-size-fits-all Washington-controlled program ignore the cost, inefficiency, and inadequate care that such a system offers. Access to affordable, portable health care can be made available for all Americans without imposing new mandates or raising taxes. Current government programs must also be streamlined and improved so that those who truly need help can get the health care they need. I am committed to a healthcare system that:

  • Realigns programs and creates a system around individual consumers and patients by providing more information and more opportunities to choose affordable health care options that best meet their needs and those of their families.
  • Improves the individual health of all Americans by shifting to a system that promotes cost-effective prevention, chronic-care management, and personal responsibility
  • Modernizes delivery and administration of care by encouraging the widespread use of clinical best practices, medical information technology, and other innovations.
  • Increases competition and consumer choice while streamlining regulations through free-market solutions that benefit individuals and reduce costs for employers.
  • Promotes and speeds medical research and life-sciences innovation.

Grumps, ya really gotta dig a little deeper. :)

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2 Comments »

  1. grumps. 1 October 2007, 5:58 am

    Okay, how does he propose to turn platitudes into practices? All of those words sound really good but they are expressing desires rather than presenting a plan.

    You didn’t let the Yankee Mr get away with marrying you on sweet words alone. Why woould you fall for a cndidate with no plan beyond “free Bubble-Up for everyone?”

  2. olbroad. 1 October 2007, 7:25 am

    Do they still make Bubble-Up? :)

    Honestly, I’d be real happy if all these politicians would completely get OUT of the health care business. Remember that old joke? What do you call a lawyer at the bottom of the ocean? Well, I’d change that to “What do you call a medical malpractice lawyer at the bottom of the ocean.”

    Now, the fact that he doesn’t go into pinpoint detail is not a bad thing. Now, whether or not he has the details to implement his plans? Well, how should I know? He just ain’t the Hildebeast! :)