Health Care: Reducing Costs and Improving Results
Healthcare prices are crippling the budgets of both individuals and businesses. If we build a healthcare system that is more affordable and effective, the middle class will be less burdened, and our nation will be able to provide health care for those in need.
Right now, our third party payer system gives little economic incentives for healthcare providers to keep costs down, and equally few incentives for health care consumers to choose a less expensive option over a more expensive option. In order to ensure long-term healthcare access for all, I will support reforms to our healthcare system which:
- incentivize wellness rather than procedures
- harness the innovative power of the private sector
- utilize the power of the free market to keep costs down
- increase transparency so we know what we are getting, and how much we're paying for it.
We do not necessarily need to repeal the Affordable Care Act in order to achieve these ends.
Both building a health care system that gives better care at a lower price and ensuring access for all is possible. Doing so would be one of my highest priorities in office. Many countries around the world manage to do it, and there is no reason we are not.