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Susan Cody: America's Healthcare Crisis -- Where Candidates Stand on Healthcare Issues

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We will soon wave away the 8 years of our currency presidency and welcome in another term with someone new. Some might say that the past 8 years have seen America focused on, well, other places than America. As a result, healthcare has been placed on the back burner. But - finally - it's at the forefront!

So now that 3 people are campaigning vigorously for your vote, let's see where THEY stand on health care - so that you might decide where YOU stand!


Universal Healthcare - No (does plan for free healthcare for all children)

What makes him different - wants to rid America of employer driven healthcare and promote each individual/family to purchase private healthcare with the help of tax credits.

Excerpts -

"Bringing costs under control is the only way to stop the erosion of affordable health insurance, save Medicare and Medicaid, protect private health benefits for retirees, and allow our companies to effectively compete around the world.

Families should be in charge of their health care dollars and have more control over their care. We can improve health and spend less, while promoting competition on the cost and quality of care, taking better care of our citizens with chronic illness, and promoting prevention that will keep millions of others from ever developing deadly and debilitating disease.

While we reform the system and maintain quality, we can and must provide access to health care for all our citizens - whether temporarily or chronically uninsured, whether living in rural areas with limited services, or whether residing in inner cities where access to physicians is often limited.
America's veterans have fought for our freedom. We should give them freedom to choose to carry their VA dollars to a provider that gives them the timely care at high quality and in the best location.

Controlling health care costs will take fundamental change - nothing short of a complete reform of the culture of our health system and the way we pay for it will suffice. Reforms to federal policy and programs should focus on enhancing quality while controlling costs:

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