(Ben Carson) – This week marks the fifth anniversary of Obamacare becoming law, a milestone that we will regret until we have the political will to dismantle and replace this disastrous experiment.
Five years later, many Americans have either lost their desired healthcare coverage or their doctors – or both – and costs have gone up, not down. We were promised just the opposite.
This is what happens when you empower government bureaucrats, and agencies like the IRS at the expense of patients, doctors and health providers.
I am dedicated to not only dismantling Obamacare, but more importantly, replacing it with patient-centered reforms that increase choice, competition, and personal control. That includes proven ideas like expanding access to personal health savings accounts and leveraging science and technology, both of which would reduce costs and increase transparency.
As I explore a potential run for President, I am excited to not only share my ideas for true health reform, but to listen and learn from many others around the country.
Ultimately, like with so many other issues, the answer to our healthcare challenges will come from trusting and empowering our most important resource – the American people – not from centralization and government fiat.
Thank you for standing with me to be part of the solution, and for your generous and ongoing support.
Dr. Ben Carson is awardee of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the land, in 2008. For more information about him, visit www.BenCarson.com.