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Al King on Health Care


Privatize with individually purchased catastrophic insurance

Health care is becoming unaffordable as a result of three factors: increased costs for technology, malpractice and health care administration. New expensive treatments for cancer, transplants, end of life heroics should be privatized with individually purchased catastrophic insurance. Basic coverage would then be affordable. Attorney fees in malpractice cases must be limited as in worker's compensation. Government over-regulation must stop. Nurses devote 1 hour of paperwork for 2 hours of patient care
Source: DemocracyNet Issue Statements Aug 17, 2004

Allow suing HMOs

Source: 2004 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Aug 15, 2004

Limit attorney fees in medical malpractice cases

Source: 2004 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Aug 15, 2004

Limit legal fees in malpractice cases

Three factors affect health care costs: technology, malpractice insurance and litigation and health care administration. Private individual insurance for catastrophic illnesses could relieve costs to provide affordable basic coverages. Attorney fees in malpractice cases must be limited as in worker's compensation laws. Government over-regulation must stop.
Source: Campaign website, KingForSenate.com, "Issues" May 18, 2004

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