EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH
- Everyone must be required to buy health insurance. It is a matter of personal responsibility. It is not fair for your neighbors to work extra hours to pay for your care if you get sick without insurance because you decided to get a plasma screen T.V., to gamble at the race track, or to buy monthly supplies of cigarettes, beer and whiskey instead of buying health insurance. If you truly cannot afford to buy health insurance while trying to meet your essential truly necessary basic life expenses, this is another matter, in these cases we agree tax deductions and subsidies should be available to help.
- For those that truly cannot afford to buy health insurance – they still must pay something even if it is only $20 a month. Local and federal Government subsidies or tax deductions can help this person until they can afford to buy a normal insurance policy.
- Big Government cannot run healthcare any better than they handled the Katrina clean up in New Orleans. Big Government is inefficient.
- We need to reduce costly red tape to get healthcare companies financed.
- We need to reduce the time and cost it takes to get new innovations to market.
- We need to reduce unnecessary legal and bureaucracy costs associated with healthcare.
- People should be able to bind together in any group they wish to collectively bargain for better health insurance rates.
- We need to encourage more companies to get into the health insurance and healthcare delivery business with multiple incentives to increase competition to reduce costs and improve services.
- We need to invest in technology to improve lives and reduce healthcare costs.
- We need to invest in preventative medicine.
- We need to implement “barefoot” doctors to work each neighborhood improving health.
- Even though you likely already pay health insurance separately or even if you do not, about $219.40 of every $1,000 of your taxes went to pay for health care last year (2006). On an annual salary of $52,000, that works out to $11,408.80 a year. The biggest chunk of that ($124.20 per thousand) went to pay for Medicare, which provides health coverage for people over 65. The rest ($95.20) went for Medicaid, which covers low-income families and individual, and state
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