John Buckley on Health Care



Repeal ObamaCare

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Expand ObamaCare"?

A: Oppose. I favor the complete repeal of ObamaCare and the expansion of health care choice in the private sector.

Source: Email interview on 2014 W.V. Senate race with OnTheIssues , Sep 5, 2014

Less government in healthcare; more individual choice

The path to reform of America's health care lies precisely in the opposite direction of ObamaCare: less government, more individual choice. Enabling consumers to attain direct control of their health insurance, rather than obtaining coverage through their employers or through the government, will provide the incentives to control costs. The lack of 1st-party cost-consciousness, where currently the bulk of medical expenses are paid for by 3rd-party payors, contributes to a spiral in the overall cost of health care. The result is that millions find health care insurance unaffordable; but that problem is due to the government's distortion of the health care market in the first place. Freeing consumers to purchase health insurance offered across state lines, allowing an open market with respect to consumer choice on benefits, co-pays, and catastrophic coverage, and equalizing the tax consequences of purchasing health insurance directly from an insurer are immediate steps to health care reform.
Source: 2014 West Virginia Senate campaign website JohnBuckley.org , Aug 31, 2014

ObamaCare is a Big Government bacterial infection

Too much government has messed up the health care system in the United States. ObamaCare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, has disrupted the health insurance coverage of, and increased premiums and out-of-pocket expenses for, millions of Americans. Worse, its perverse incentives draw millions of others into greater dependence on government health programs. In addition, it will significantly slow economic growth and kill jobs. Obama's continuing patches, "fixes," delays, and selective exemptions only highlight that ObamaCare is an ongoing disaster. It was fraudulently sold ("You can keep your doctor if you want to"), hastily packaged ("we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it"), and rammed through despite the public's consistent opposition.

My opponents propose an aspirin to "fix" the government mess; I propose market-based solutions as an antibiotic to Big Government's bacterial infection.

Source: 2014 West Virginia Senate campaign website, JohnBuckley.org , Aug 31, 2014

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