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American medicine, with its top-notch doctors and state-of-the-art innovations, is capable of providing some of the best care in the world. Unfortunately, it is often saddled with burdensome state and federal regulations that can make care difficult for patients to access.
Some lawmakers suggest a “public option” to fix these problems, a top-down, federal program that would represent a government takeover of health care. This is a bad idea that would hurt those with private insurance plans without resulting in better health outcomes.
What can we do to get the word to our elected officials about important policies that would bring necessary reform to our health care system?
Dean Clancy, senior health policy fellow at Americans for Prosperity, joined a virtual panel earlier this week with The Heritage Foundation to discuss a potential solution: Promote the health care personal option, a set of smart, sensible reforms that increase access to affordable, quality care.
Clancy began by rejecting the proposed public option.
“Government health care is like gas station sushi,” Clancy said. “Why would you prefer that when you have so many better options?”
Instead, he said, lawmakers should create a personal option in health care available to every American. Congress could:
“That’s our plan. We have to do all of these things,” Clancy said, adding that advocates of limited-government should be clear with lawmakers about wanting to implement these important policies.
Sign the petition to tell your elected officials to support a personal option in our health care.