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Ben Sasse on Health Care

 


Job change causes uninsurance; so make insurance portable

Pointing to the stack of ObamaCare regulations, he said, "This is not a picture of what America does. We got to this situation not just because Democrats had too many bad ideas. We got to this situation partly because Republicans don't have enough good ideas," he said.

ObamaCare would not have happened had the Republican Party been a conservative party of ideas four or five years ago, admitting people were in pain. In 2008, there were 81 million people who passed through a period of being uninsured during 2008.

He noted that when his grandparents were having kids, the average length of someone staying in the same job was 20 years. Now it's 3.8 years, he said. "The No. 1 reason for growing uninsurance in America is not poverty" but because of job change, he said.

He believes one solution will be making health insurance portable, so it can go with you when you change jobs. Sasse said those problems can be fixed without the federal government.

Source: Imperial Republican: 2014 Nebraska Senate town hall meeting , Nov 20, 2013

I'm the national anti-ObamaCare Senate candidate

They've called me˙"the national anti-ObamaCare Senate candidate."˙I want to roll back ObamaCare, and to explain to the American people what a constructive conservative vision really looks like.

As President George W. Bush's Assistant Secretary of Health, during my time at HHS, I learned˙A LOT about health care.˙I've spent the better part of the last ten years in the health care sector, and I have intensely studied ObamaCare.˙The fact is, I'm one of the few people it seems who has actually read the 2,300 pages of ObamaCare, and let me just tell you--it's worse than you think.˙I understand the bill, I can explain the bill, and I know how to rip it apart.

The problem with ObamaCare˙goes way beyond technological glitches. The problem with ObamaCare is that it fundamentally changes the relationship between the Government and our citizens. [We should] repeal ObamaCare and get America back on track.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, SasseForNebraska.com, "Issues" , Nov 14, 2013

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