The Affordable Care Act should be repealed and not replaced by another one-size-fits-all bureaucracy. In its place, states should be given flexibility with their Medicaid funds to implement their own programs for caring for the poor.
Health insurance costs must be reined in. I will apply my career experience in healthcare and finance to install market-based incentives to reduce costs. This will include transparency in provider pricing and quality information to consumers. I will promote cost-sharing insurance policies and health savings accounts. Further, I will support requiring pharmaceutical companies to spread the cost of drug development with other countries, reducing the huge price inequity Americans experience.
Expanding Association Health Plans creates new opportunities for Utahns to band together and secure affordable health insurance. I’m proud to join my colleagues in introducing this legislation, which will start to ease burdensome Obamacare regulations to ensure small businesses and individuals can access quality health insurance at cheaper prices.