There is no issue that affects our lives so personally, and no issue in which our broken political system has failed us as much. Our health care system has been a disaster for years, all because of corporate greed enabled by corrupt politicians.
Obamacare got a few things right – protecting those with pre-existing conditions, allowing children to stay on parents’ plans until age 26, eliminating lifetime limits on insurance plans – but also failed miserably in many ways. However, the Republican plan that the House approved last year (the AHCA) was exponentially worse! KEN CALVERT NOT ONLY VOTED FOR IT, HE WAS A FULL-THROATED SUPPORTER OF THIS DISASTER IN THE MAKING.
Health care is a perfect example of everything that’s wrong with our political system, where our so-called leaders put their party over their country.
HERE’S THE REAL TRUTH: There are common sense, reasonable reforms that keep us away from socialized medicine while PROTECTING PATIENTS AND MAKING HEALTH CARE AFFORDABLE, but neither the Democrats nor Republicans will implement them. Why? Because these necessary reforms will eat into the profits of Big Pharma, the insurance companies, and doctors and hospitals, and these are THE INDUSTRIES BANKROLLING POLITICIANS OF BOTH PARTIES.
Just one example of many: Medicare covers over 40 million Americans, but it is prevented by law from negotiating prescription drug prices. Congress has repeatedly refused (when controlled by each party) to change that and save taxpayers billions.
It’s time to take on the lobbyists and SPECIAL INTERESTS THAT ARE COSTING AMERICAN CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES BILLIONS and making affordable health care for all just a pipe dream! Our corrupt politicians won’t do it, but I will – because I serve the people!
In fact, I’M PUTTING MY MONEY WHERE MY MOUTH IS. If, by the time I’m elected, Congress hasn’t approved a real fix for health care that protects affordable coverage, I will take immediate action.
ON THE FIRST DAY OF CONGRESS, I WILL INTRODUCE A BILL TO TAKE AWAY HEALTH BENEFITS FROM OUR ELECTED LEADERS IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE, INCLUDING MYSELF. Americans are counting on their legislators, and if they don’t fix the system, then they don’t deserve their health benefits.
I will donate to charity an amount equal to 2 years’ worth of a Congressman’s health benefits.
Leadership means setting an example that others can follow. The tougher the issue, the more important that leadership is. I will show our corrupt politicians what it means to TRULY SERVE THE PEOPLE. The other 534 members of the House and Senate can either be part of the problem or part of the solution!