Andre Bauer and the Republican Party believe in a patient-centered healthcare system based in free markets, which will drive health care costs down. A health care system run by the government decreases both the efficiency and standard of care, plus interrupts that patient-physician relationship and increases waiting periods.
The party instead supports a healthcare system bolstered with:
*Medical Savings Accounts. The more freedom the people have in choosing their health care and managing costs, the more effectively the entire system will run.
*Medicare Reform. Seniors should be offered the same insurance plan that Congress is, including the option of Medical Savings Accounts. Medicare should also be designed to give older Americans choices, rather than as a one-size-fits-all institution.
*Medical Research. Republicans support medical research, including adult stem cells and cord blood stem cells, as long as it doesn’t undermine the ethical principles of this country.