Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Ben Carson on Healthcare

Ben Carson's Quiet Health Care Revelation

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A huge chunk of the U.S. economy is tied up in health care ($3.8 trillion annually). Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson doesn’t stray far from big government’s role, and suggests taking the money that’s already there and redistributing it into new programs.

What is Carson’s health reform plan? The presidential candidate’s position pivots on four main points:  health savings accounts, catastrophic insurance, keeping Medicare and removing the middleman, aka bureaucrats and/or insurance companies.

If you listen to Carson, you soon find his overall ideas haven’t changed much from many years ago, but he has fine-tuned details over time.  For example, in the past he called for a $2,000 per person per year infusion of cash collected by the government into health savings accounts so Americans can take control of their own healthcare needs. Carson held that HSA’s would get rid of the need for Medicare because an individual’s health insurance would no longer be tied to his employer. But now he says Medicare and HSAs can coexist, with both programs simultaneously feeding off the public trough. Read More

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