In the usual back and forth between the Democrats who want socialized medicine and the rest of the world who don't, the Saul Alinsky-ites of the left often rail about the lack of an alternative from the Republicans. Besides the fact that this is total bovine fecal matter---Bobby Jindal's proposal for example---there have been many alternatives offered to improve our previous system without nuking it and turning it into the system that brought you the V.A. scandal.
Enter Dr. Ben Carson.
As the new chairman of the Save Our Healthcare Project (a part of the American Legacy PAC), Dr. Carson is releasing his ideas on how we can replace Obamacare with something that might actually work:
It’s clear Obamacare isn’t working. We’d like it gone. But you can’t beat something with nothing, and going back to the status quo is not acceptable either.
The goal of the Save Our Healthcare Project is to build support for a series of positive health reforms to replace Obamacare, and help to elect, in 2014, a new class of leaders in Washington who will work to implement them.
We begin today by announcing the Save Our Healthcare “Remedy for a Free & Healthy America,” our simple, 5-step plan to replace Obamacare. Because we want people to have the time to learn about and discuss our proposals, we will be releasing our plan as a 5-part video series over the coming weeks.
As a rising star within the G.O.P., it's no mystery that Dr. Carson is considering a run at the White House in 2016. And while we aren't making any endorsements of any candidate or political action committee, I think it's important to know that some very wise men and women have some great ideas on how to fix the mess Obamacare has created without going back to what wasn't working. Dr. Carson's background as a neurosurgeon alone makes him more qualified on this subject than the hundreds of "we have to pass the bill so you can know what is in it" Democrats who gave us the Affordable Care Act disaster.
We will be providing all of the 5-part plan as they are released. Watch them. Learn from them. And then decide if perhaps there isn't a better way. In Part One, Dr. Carson proposes the use of Health Savings Accounts:
The most important advantage of expanding access to Health Savings Accounts is personal empowerment. When you control your healthcare dollars, you decide which doctor you see, what care to get, and at what price.
Posted on The Strident Conservative