Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Mike Huckabee's Health Care Ideas

Huckabee also takes a very different approach to health care. He argues the private sector should compete and bring down the cost of care. He disagrees with universal health care, though he concedes the current health care system is broken. He does argue for consumer-based health care rather than the focus on employer:

"The health care system in this country is irrevocably broken, in part because it is only a "health care" system, not a "health" system. We don't need universal health care mandated by federal edict. We do need to get serious about preventive health care. I advocate policies that will encourage the private sector to seek innovative ways to bring down costs.

I value the states' role as laboratories for new market-based approaches.

When I'm President, Americans will have more control of their health care options, not less.
As President, I will work with the private sector, Congress, health care providers, and other concerned parties to lead a complete overhaul of our health care system.
Our health care system is making our businesses non-competitive in the global economy. It is time to recognize that jobs don't need health care, people do, and move from employer-based to consumer-based health care."

See the link at the right for more information.

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