Our health care system produces amazing results for the American people, but it is in danger of being overwhelmed by regulation, whipsawed by changing reimbursement systems, and crushed by bureaucratic meddling. I do not favor Obamacare, as its effects have been to drive insurance premiums higher, deny Americans their freedom to keep their doctors, and created enormous costs and strains in the system. I favor a system that allows people to choose their doctors, that does not block pre-existing conditions, and that prevents free-riding by requiring all Americans to pay for insurance.
Senator Warren supports Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All, which is basically nationalized, single-payer healthcare. I oppose Senator Sanders’s proposal because it would create a system that offers little hope of curbing cost, but guarantees taxes and premiums will increase by more than $1 trillion.
I favor tort reform so that doctors and hospitals can avoid practicing defensive medicine. I favor expanding subsidies for medical education, as we need to attract our best and brightest into an area that pays enormous dividends to society through a healthier population. We face a retirement wave of medical professionals in the coming years that must be addressed, and the best path is to encourage our talented students to pursue a noble career in medicine.