Republicans believe taking care of one’s health is an individual’s responsibility, not the government’s. It is no secret health care costs in this country are astronomical. We must encourage and reward personal responsibility while increasing preventative care to promote healthier lifestyles. Our goal is to encourage health care that provides high quality care at a low cost to any American. We can do this while protecting the patient-physician relationship based on trust, informed consent and privileged patient confidentiality.
We seek to increase health care options, contain costs and reduce mandates, simplify the system for patients and providers, restore cuts made to Medicare and have fairness in the tax treatment of group and individual health insurance plans. This is a practical, non-intrusive approach to health care reform. For most Americans, this will promote flexibility in state leadership, promote a free-market based system and empower consumer choice.