Search for...
OnTheIssuesLogo

David Redick on Health Care

Republican Senate Challenger


Federally mandated health services just raise costs

As technology and medicines improve, people are living longer and often require high cost intensive care in their old age. Even young and middle-aged people may incur high expenses if costly new technology and medicines are needed. Federally mandated free emergency service at hospitals is often abused by illegal immigrants, or those that choose to not have insurance, and this causes higher per-day rates (to make up for non-payers) for those persons and insurance firms that do pay their bills.
    Dave suggests a four-point plan:
  1. Federal catastrophic insurance;
  2. higher co-pays on Medicare and Medicaid to give incentive to avoid unhealthy life styles and non-essential visits to the doctor,
  3. reduce costs by greater use of Medical Assistants so a doctor's time is not wasted on routine work the assistant can perform, and
  4. bring the lower price and higher quality benefits of competition, and consumer choice into health care.
Source: Campaign website, www.redick2006.com Jun 25, 2006

Institute federal catastrophic health insurance

Dave suggests a four-point plan: 1) Federal catastrophic insurance (100% paid after a high deductible) similar to that proposed by Reagan, 2) higher co-pays on Medicare and Medicaid to give incentive to avoid unhealthy life styles and non-essential visits to the doctor, 3) reduce costs by greater use of Medical Assistants so a doctor's time is not wasted on routine work the assistant can perform, and 4) allowing doctors to advertise their rates
Source: Campaign website, www.redick2006.com, "Issues" Feb 22, 2006

More consumer choice in health care

[We should] bring the lower price and higher quality benefits of competition, and consumer choice into health care by allowing doctors to advertise their rates and practice as members of private, non-government sanctioned, licensing groups. President Bush's `Ownership Society' is a step in the right direction, but includes excess Federal funding as cash subsidies and tax breaks.
Source: Campaign website, www.redick2006.com, "Issues" Feb 22, 2006

Other candidates on Health Care: David Redick on other issues:
WI Gubernatorial:
Jim Doyle
WI Senatorial:
Herbert Kohl
Rae Vogeler
Robert Lorge
Russell Feingold

2004 Presidential:
Pres.George W. Bush
Sen.John Kerry
Ralph Nader

2008 possibilities:

Sen.Hillary Clinton
Sen.John Edwards
Sen.Russ Feingold
Rudy Giuliani
V.P.Al Gore
Sen.Barack Obama
Sen.John McCain


2006 Senate retirements:
Jon Corzine(D,NJ)
Mark Dayton(DFL,MN)
Bill Frist(R,TN)
Jim Jeffords(I,VT)
Paul Sarbanes(D,MD)
2006 Senate Races:
(AZ)Kyl v.Pederson
(CA)Feinstein v.Mountjoy
(CT)Lieberman v.Lamont v.Schlesinger
(DE)Carper v.Ting
(FL)Nelson v.Harris
(HI)Akaka v.Thielen
(IN)Lugar v.Osborn
(MA)Kennedy v.Chase
(MD)Cardin v.Steele v.Zeese
(ME)Snowe v.Bright
(MI)Stabenow v.Bouchard
(MN)Kennedy v.Klobuchar
(MO)Talent v.McCaskill
(MS)Lott v.Fleming v.Bowlin
(MT)Burns v.Tester
(ND)Conrad v.Grotberg
(NE)Nelson v.Ricketts
(NJ)Menendez v.Kean
(NM)Bingaman v.McCulloch
(NV)Ensign v.Carter
(NY)Clinton v.Spencer
(OH)DeWine vBrown
(PA)Santorum v.Casey
(RI)Chafee vWhitehouse
(TN)Ford v.Corker
(TX)Hutchison v.Radnofsky
(UT)Hatch v.Ashdown
(VA)Allen v.Webb
(VT)Sanders v.Tarrant
(WA)Cantwell v.McGavick v.Guthrie
(WI)Kohl v.Vogeler v.Redick
(WV)Byrd v.Raese
(WY)Thomas v.Groutage
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Jobs
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare

Other Senators
House of Representatives
SenateMatch (matching quiz)
HouseMatch
Senate Votes (analysis)
House Votes