FACT SHEET: The Optimist’s Guide to Repeal and Replace
Patient-Centered Health-Care Reform for the 21st-Century
The Problem: According to the CBO, spending on Medicare and Medicaid is pulling America towards a debt-fueled economic collapse and, unless reformed, the programs will implode, thus depriving the neediest in our society of a crucial safety net.
The Solution: Repeal the new healthcare law and reform our healthcare entitlements with patient-centered, market-driven solutions so that the next generation is assured a safety net and the country avoids a financial catastrophe.
With healthcare, the defining choice for Americans is a choice between who is in charge: The government or the patient?
From the speech: “We should empower patients, not only with resources and choices, but also with information. Patient-centered reform must promote transparency on price and quality – and give patients the incentives to act on this information. By putting the power into the hands of individuals, we can let competition work in health care just as it does everywhere else.
Instead of top-down price controls imposed by 15 bureaucrats at IPAB, let’s try bottom-up competition driven by 300 million consumers.”
Three Principles of Patient-Centered Healthcare Reform:
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