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Steve Welch on Health Care

 


Lunacy that consumers don't know real prices

Scaringi attacked President Obama's health plan, saying, "What we have to do is get health care back to the way it was before government got involved."

Welch agreed with Scaringi's position to take government out of the picture, but added that health care reform was needed long before Obama took office. "Let's be honest with ourselves, health care was broken before ObamaCare and Republicans need to acknowledge that," Welch said. "ObamaCare broke it even further." He added that when compared to most economic models, the American health care system is inherently flawed. "Think about the lunacy of a marketplace where the consumer doesn't know what the real price is," Welch said.

Source: Lehigh Valley Express-Times on 2012 PA Senate debate , Apr 5, 2012

Replace ObamaCare with tort reform & competition

ObamaCare is not only bad for healthcare; it is bad economic policy which is hurting our overall economy. It has created so much uncertainty for our businesses and job creators that they are not investing back into their own businesses. In addition, it is only going to increase healthcare costs in our country, which makes American companies less competitive globally. ObamaCare should be repealed. We need healthcare reform that focuses on addressing healthcare costs:
  1. Create a competitive marketplace where insurance companies and medical practitioners have to compete to win your business.
  2. Introduce real tort reform, which will reduce the cost of defensive medicine, while at the same time reducing insurance costs paid by doctors and hospitals.
  3. Give individuals and small businesses the same health insurance tax treatment that large corporations have.
These principles will reduce the costs of healthcare, and allow for greater insurance coverage which every American wants.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, welchforpa.com, "Issues" , Mar 15, 2012

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