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Bart Baron on Health Care

Republican Senate Challenger


Limit medical liability lawsuits but not right to se

HEALTH CARE PROBLEM: 47 million Americans have no health insurance. While we are #1 in health care spending, we are 10th in infant mortality and 24th in longevity. More than 1/3 of the cost associated with American health care is paperwork.

SOLUTION: It's time to limit medical liability lawsuits without limiting the patient's right to sue HMO's and Managed Care Organizations. It's time to streamline the health care paperwork nightmare and it's time to make prescription drugs safe and affordable.

Source: Campaign website, www.bartbaron.com, "Issues" Mar 9, 2008

Health has become big business, with insurers as customer

Years ago, the system of county, city and charitable hospitals provided a safety net for uninsured individuals. That safety net is gone, since major corporations and the insurance industry now run health care. It has become a big business--one-seventh of our economy. You are not the prime customer as an individual. The insurance company is the prime customer. The time has come to develop a better system.
Source: Campaign website, www.bartbaron.com, "Issues" Mar 9, 2008

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Wayne Allard(R,CO)
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