Darryl Glenn on Health Care



ObamaCare is entitlement program that we cannot afford

Q: What would a health care system look like that would cover all citizens?

Darryl Glenn: ObamaCare is the latest example of a government entitlement program that neither the federal government nor individual citizens can afford and Colorado has been particularly hard hit. Premiums have skyrocketed, and the state-run co-op, Colorado HealthOP, has shut down due to insolvency. This is unsustainable and unaffordable. The solution is clear: we must repeal and replace ObamaCare in favor of a more affordable and practical approach for families. My plan would be to free people of the unconstitutional burden of being mandated to purchase increasingly costly insurance or face a financial punishment from the government. ObamaCare must be replaced with a more commonsense approach to healthcare that includes tort reform, permitting insurance to be purchased across state lines, and improving public health to decrease the demand for medical care.

Source: LWV's Vote411.org on 2016 Colorado Senate Race , Sep 19, 2016

ObamaCare has made health insurance much more expensive

Q: Do you believe the Affordable Care Act has made health insurance more accessible and affordable?

A: ObamaCare has made health insurance much more expensive for Coloradans across the state. And in many cases, people who now have insurance either can't afford their doctor visit, or can't find a doctor willing to accept their government-mandated insurance. In fact, Senator Bennet wanted to go even further than ObamaCare and institute a public option. But now that it's an election year, he comes back to Colorado and says he opposes Colorado's single payer healthcare initiative. Senator Bennet recently admitted that ObamaCare has been devastating for Coloradans--some of whom will see their premiums go up by almost 30% in the coming year alone.

Q: How would you approach reforming the Affordable Care Act?

A: We need to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with innovative, free-market solutions that focus on healthcare outcomes and the doctor-patient relationship.

Source: Denver Post Voter Guide on 2016 Colorado Senate race , Jun 7, 2016

Repeal & Replace ObamaCare, and Restore out freedoms

One of the largest impediments to your American Dream is the Affordable Care Act. We must do two things with regard to this arduous law. First, we must Repeal it. Second, we must Replace it. By doing these two things we will Restore our freedoms and your American Dream.

First, we must Repeal the Affordable Care Act! We have to restore our individual freedoms because they are the bedrock of our nation. We cannot allow the government to mandate health care coverage on its free people. That is against our founding principles. This law has weighed down many and helped very few. Our citizens deserve the right and freedom to make their own choices about their health care from the type of policy to the level of care. These should be their choices, not the government's mandate.

My vision for this great nation is to restore our freedom and allow individuals the opportunity to determine their own future.

Source: 2016 Colorado Senate campaign website ElectDarrylGlenn.com , Apr 14, 2016

Tort reform; catastrophic coverage; wellness programs

Source: 2016 Colorado Senate campaign website ElectDarrylGlenn.com , Apr 14, 2016

Repeal ObamaCare & make officials live by their policies

As Your Next U.S. Senator I am Committed to:
  1. Freeing our Future by creating opportunities for everyone to pursue personal prosperity.
  2. Freeing Our Future by reigning in federal spending and forcing the federal government to live within its means
  3. Freeing our future by defending our homeland and strengthening our national defense.
  4. Freeing Our Future by restoring the power to the governed and requiring that Congress live under the laws they pass.
As your Senator, I will endeavor to repeal Obamacare and other policies that divide Americans and separate them from their elected officials. It is time Congress and the President live like the people they were elected to serve, and feel the effects of their policies directly, personally and financially.
Source: 2016 Senate campaign website, ElectDarrylGlenn.com , Apr 1, 2015

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