First, we must acknowledge that America has the best and brightest doctors in the world. But healthcare costs are rising and excessive government regulation is threatening our valued ability to see the doctor of our choice. As the son of a doctor, I strongly believe healthcare decisions are best left to individuals and their doctors, not Washington bureaucrats and politicians.
The healthcare bill passed by the Democrats inserts itself into this private process, and tramples on the limits imposed on Congress by the constitution. The House has voted numerous times to repeal or defund the Affordable Care Act. Seven House bills, securing nearly 54 billion dollars in cuts to the law, have been signed into law.
Reforming healthcare is an important priority, but we must focus on market driven solutions aimed at addressing the real problems– not centered on expanding the size and scope of the federal government. I look forward to working on constitutionally sound reforms to address access, cost, litigation, and burdensome regulations.