Last Wednesday the Health Policy Consensus Group, a group of conservative leaders headed by The Heritage Foundation and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) unveiled their plan for healthcare reform at the Hoover Institute.
This is a unique proposal in that none of the members of the Consensus Group are sitting senators. Rather, the coalition is composed of grassroots conservative leaders from across America, who have a deep love for our nation and an interest in seeing greater healthcare influence return to the local levels.
In the plan, the Consensus Group recommends turning healthcare’s federal funding structure into single grants overseen by the states, and supports giving subsidies to assist citizens in buying private coverage. By bringing control over healthcare closer to the patient, the proposal aims to restore choice and competition in the marketplace.
While covering our proposal, Stephanie Armour from The Wall Street Journal also noticed that Congress is taking Heritage’s solutions very seriously. Our plan would “drive control of health care almost entirely to the states,” she said, which would help fix the healthcare problems proliferated by Congress.
While Obamacare has done a lot of damage to America’s health system, your support of The Heritage Foundation is continuing to push for its repeal and reform. We will continue to lead the effort to restore free trade principles to America’s health system.
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