We believe we must restore patient control to preserve quality in healthcare. This begins with the repeal of the dishonestly named Affordable Care Act of 2010: Obamacare. It is unworkable, budget-busting, and contains conflicting provisions. The ACA has driven up prices for all consumers. Insurance premiums have dramatically increased, and deductibles have risen nearly eight times faster than wages in the last ten years. Drug prices have skyrocketed, forcing many patients to pay out of pocket for costly medicines.
We must repeal the ACA and replace it with what worked best in the past combined with the necessary changes for the future. The traditional patient-physician relationship based on mutual trust, informed consent, and confidentiality must be restored. We will enable insurers and providers of care to increase healthcare options while containing costs.
All Americans should have improved access to affordable, high-quality healthcare, especially those struggling with mental illness.