In the usual back and forth between the Democrats who want socialized medicine and the rest of the world who don’t, the Saul Alinsky-ites of the left often rail about the lack of an alternative from the Republicans. Besides the fact that this is total bovine fecal matter—Bobby Jindal’s proposal for example—there have been many alternatives offered to improve our previous system without nuking it and turning it into a system like the one that brought you the V.A. scandal.
As the new chairman of the Save Our Healthcare Project (a part of the American Legacy PAC), Dr. Carson is releasing a five-part series on how we can get rid of Obamacare and replace it with something that might actually work.
Part Five (see below for links to previous episodes) of the Save Our Healthcare “Remedy for a Free & Healthy America” is Empowering the States.
Our health is the most personal and important thing we possess, and its care must be under our control. Where there is a role for government, we should look to empower those governments that are closest to the people.
As currently administered by Washington, D.C., our healthcare entitlement programs have grown too unresponsive to doctors and patients, too costly, too rife with fraud and abuse, and too often serve as political footballs every election cycle.
Governors and state legislatures understand the needs of their constituents, and are more responsive, than Washington, D.C. and should be given more flexibility and more control over our healthcare programs.
The Strident Conservative isn’t making any endorsements of any candidate or political action committee. However, I think it’s important to know that some very wise men and women have some great ideas on how to fix the mess Obamacare has created by replacing it with new, free market-based ideas. Dr. Carson’s background as a neurosurgeon alone makes him more qualified on this subject than the hundreds of “we have to pass the bill so you can know what is in it” Democrats who gave us the Affordable Care Act disaster.
Watch them. Learn from them. And then decide if perhaps there isn’t a better way.
Previous parts of the plan: