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Barry Hinckley on Health Care

 


ObamaCare is an example of government gone wild

Hinckley, who has called for the repeal of President Obama's healthcare plan, was asked if he would keep any part of the plan. "This is a great example of government goes wild. [The senator's] party admitted they didn't know what was in it before they voted for it," said Hinckley, who proposed fixing problems with the system individually, instead of with a massive bureaucracy. When asked when Rhode Islanders would see reduced healthcare costs under Obama's plan, Whitehouse said he wasn't sure.
Source: WPRI Eyewitness News on 2012 R.I. Senate debate , Oct 23, 2012

Voucher program provides Medicare choice

The moderator asked about the growing cost of Medicaid and Medicare. Whitehouse pivoted, and said the problem was with the cost of healthcare. "The nation can't continue to spend what it spends on healthcare," said Whitehouse. "It would be a mistake to redefine the problem to say it's just a Medicaid and Medicare cost."

The moderator then asked Hinckley if he would support a voucher program, which would give seniors the option to choose Medicare or a private insurer. "When you walk into a restaurant, do you want one choice or two?" Hinckley asked. "Medicare is going out of business and it's not good for any American. He maintained there needs to be bi-partisan effort to solve the problem. "The Senate won't even debate it, they shoot it down without a debate," he said. "The government has no track record of running things on budget and if you think they're going to run healthcare efficiently, I have another thing to tell you."

Source: WPRI Eyewitness News on 2012 R.I. Senate debate , Oct 23, 2012

Replace ObamaCare with competition

Repeal ObamaCare and replace it with interstate insurance options and competition, small business healthcare pooling and real tort reform.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website hinckleyforsenate.com, "Issues" , Jul 17, 2011

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