Libertarian Party on Health Care
Let people purchase health insurance across state lines
We favor a free-market health care system. We recognize the freedom of individuals to determine the level of health insurance they want (if any), the level of health care they want, the care providers they want, the medicines and
treatments they will use and all other aspects of their medical care, including end-of-life decisions. People should be free to purchase health insurance across state lines.
Source: 2016 Libertarian Party Platform, adopted in Convention
, May 30, 2016
Repeal ObamaCare and don't replace it with RomneyCare
Republicans have talked about repealing and replacing Obamacare. With what? Romneycare? That will continue to damage businesses and make health care worse.
When Republicans controlled the House, they had the chance to defund Obamacare. They refused.
Libertarian candidates have pledged to completely repeal Obamacare along with the many laws that stand in the way of low-cost, high-quality health care.
Providers will compete for customers by lowering costs and increasing quality.
To help people in need, Libertarian candidates will make charitable hospitals legal. Doctors should not have to leave our borders to be able to offer free care.
Source: 2015 State of the Union Libertarian Party response
, Jan 20, 2015
Restore and revive a free market health care system
We favor restoring and reviving a free market health care system. We recognize the freedom of individuals to determine the level of health insurance they want, the level of health care they want,
the care providers they want, the medicines and treatments they will use and all other aspects of their medical care, including end-of-life decisions.
Source: National platform adopted at Denver L.P. convention
, May 30, 2008
Government should not be in the health insurance business
We advocate a complete separation of medicine from the state. We oppose any government restriction or funding of medical or scientific research, including cloning. We support an end to government-provided health insurance and health care.
Government’s role in any kind of insurance should only be to enforce contracts when necessary, not to dictate to insurance companies and consumers which kinds of insurance contracts they may voluntarily agree upon.
Source: National Platform of the Libertarian Party
, Jul 2, 2000
Abolish Medicare and Medicaid
Source: Excerpts from 1980 Clark/Koch Libertarian Party platform
, Nov 1, 1980
- We favor the abolition of Medicare and Medicaid programs.
- We oppose any compulsory insurance or tax-supported plan to provide health services, including those which finance abortion services.
We also favor the deregulation of the medical insurance industry.
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Natural Law Party
George W. Bush(R,2001-2009)
George Bush Sr.(R,1989-1993)
John F. Kennedy(D,1961-1963)
Harry S Truman(D,1945-1953)
American Civil Liberties Union
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