Dan Bongino on Health Care


ObamaCare places too much power in the hands of bureaucrats

The candidates debated the federal health care law. Bongino supports repealing it. Bongino said the law places too much power in the hands of bureaucrats. "You're going to have a system of low-income and lower-middle-income folks who are relegated to government clinics, government clinics providing substandard care who may have health insurance, but will certainly not have health care," Bongino said.

Cardin, a strong supporter of the law, noted the consequences of repeal, including the loss of a popular provision that allows parents to keep their children on their policies until the age of 26. He also said restrictions on pre-existing conditions would return. "We need to move forward, not repeal ObamaCare," Cardin said.

Sobhani said he supported some aspects of the health care law, including the end of restrictions on pre-existing conditions. However, he believes more effort should be made to include input from patients and doctors.

Source: Cumberland Times-News on 2012 Maryland Senate debate , Oct 25, 2012

Health research is the solution, but not by gov't

Q: When it comes to rising health care costs, would you say research to improve health and prevent disease is part of the problem or part of the solution?

Bongino selected, "Part of the solution."

Bongino added, "Investing in research and development that will prevent and cure disease is integral to the long term sustainability of health care in the United States. Sponsoring public and private research will avert massive costs and suffering. Limiting wasteful bureaucracy in the public sector while simultaneously incentivizing research in the private sector will produce progress and tangible results."

Source: Your Candidates Your Health profile: 2012 MD Senate debates , Jun 15, 2012

Supports Medicare vouchers and private providers

The Medicare deficits run into the tens of trillions of dollars. The reason is role of government in a "third party payer" in a "fee for service" model. I believe a voucher-based system, controlled by the senior, encourages our seniors to seek out those providers that provide them the best value. And, it encourages providers to provide competitive prices for their services and quality care. It gives economic power and choice back to seniors and takes it away from unelected bureaucrats.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, www.bongino.com, "Issues" , Apr 8, 2012

Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market.

Bongino signed the Contract From America

The Contract from America, clause 7. Defund, Repeal, & Replace Government-run Health Care:

Defund, repeal and replace the recently passed government-run health care with a system that actually makes health care and insurance more affordable by enabling

Source: The Contract From America 10-CFA07 on Jul 8, 2010

Other candidates on Health Care: Dan Bongino on other issues:
MD Gubernatorial:
Martin O`Malley
MD Senatorial:
Barbara Mikulski
Benjamin Cardin
Rob Sobhani

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