Dougas Dobbs: No gov’t takeover necessary for health care |

Dougas Dobbs: No gov’t takeover necessary for health care

Dougas Dobbs

There are four basic common-sense reforms that will lower health care costs and expand access to quality care without a massive government takeover of our nation’s health care system that kills jobs, raises taxes on small businesses, or cuts Medicare for seniors:

1: Let families and businesses buy health insurance across state lines.

2: Allow individuals, small businesses, and trade associations to pool together and acquire health insurance at lower prices, the same way large corporations and labor unions do.

3: Give states the tools to create their own innovative reforms that lower health care costs.

4: End junk lawsuits that contribute to higher health care costs by increasing the number of tests and procedures that physicians sometimes order not because they think it’s good medicine, but because they are afraid of being sued.

In addition to these four basic reforms, we need to stop the massive costs associated with providing health care and virtually every entitlement imaginable to those who are here on an illegal basis.

If our government can not manage the basic task of maintaining our borders and effectively enforcing our immigration laws, it is ludicrous to even begin to consider any further broadening of federal powers!

The majority of Americans do not want a massive take over of our health care system.

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