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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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
Health care is a personal as well as a national responsibility. It's critical that Americans, especially seniors and veterans, receive affordable healthcare. A devastating illness or accident should not bankrupt a family. As we work towards fixing the current healthcare system in America we should consider what works in other countries. Currently America is not first in healthcare worldwide and in a 2010 study of seven industrialized nations.
We believe there should be more focus in America on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and focus on nutrition and the foods we eat. By making healthy choices it is believed that many illnesses can be avoided. As conservatives we understand that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
talks about simple, low-tech and low-cost ways to take advantage of the body's natural desire to heal itself. Dean Ornish is a clinical professor at UCSF and founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. He's a leading expert on fighting illness -- particularly heart disease with dietary and lifestyle changes. Please enjoy his TED video:
William Li heads the Angiogenesis Foundation, a nonprofit that is re-conceptualizing global disease fighting. Here is another TED video where he presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game. Funding the research of brilliant people and then sharing information will logically lead to better healthcare in America through prevention, saving billions of dollars per month.