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Gavin Clarkson on Health Care

 

 


Competition and choice are only options to lower costs

The reason healthcare is so expensive is because socialists have been trying to make it free for so long. We no longer have a free market in health care. Competition and choice are the only policy options that will lower costs.
Source: Albuquerque Journal on 2020 New Mexico Senate race , Jun 14, 2020

No single-payer; repeal ObamaCare

Q: Do you favor or oppose a national single day payer health system?

A: Oppose. Government interventions in healthcare have failed to arrest rapidly rising healthcare costs and have actually accelerated them. Healthcare was already a government-dominated sector of the economy long before ObamaCare came along. Without free-market price signals, there is no way to use resources well or productively.

Q: What would you do to rein in health care costs?

A: I support the repeal of ObamaCare, medical liability reform, allowing insurance companies to sell policies across state lines, health savings accounts, personal liberty and choice in the selection of insurance plans, and allowing young healthy individuals to purchase high-deductible catastrophic coverage.

Source: Ballotpedia.org Connection: 2020 New Mexico Senate race , Nov 1, 2018

Strongly anti-universal coverage, according to AFA survey.

Clarkson opposes the AFA survey question on universal coverage

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'It is the government's responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-5A on Sep 11, 2020

Strongly pro-private insurance, according to AFA survey.

Clarkson opposes the AFA survey question on eliminating private insurance

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-5B on Sep 11, 2020

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