EAST MOLINE -- Wednesday, 17th CD Republican candidate Bobby Schilling (R-Colona) said that the debate on health care reform isn't over and shouldn't be over until health care costs are more practical.
"Obamacare has failed," Schilling said. "Health care costs keep going up. Millions of people have lost their health insurance. Middle class families continue to feel the squeeze. Look, this obviously isn't working. We need to try something else.
"On the campaign trial, I've proposed five key solutions that will help lower health care costs and increase access to care in this country," Schilling continued. "This summer, one of those solutions passed into law. I want to go back to Congress to get the other four solutions passed and once again advocate for middle class families by working to fix our broken health care system."
Schilling suggests five health care solutions to lower costs and increase access to care:
- Allow veterans the ability to use their own doctors in their own hometowns.
- Pass tort reform.
- Expand Health Savings Accounts.
- Create more competition by allowing the sale of insurance across state lines.
- Encourage private doctors and dentists to help those in need by allowing them to deduct charitable care from their taxes.
"Bobby doesn’t think Obamacare can be fixed—it’s time to go back to the drawing board," his website says. "The crux of the law punishes the middle class while rewarding special interest health care corporations and insurance companies. We need to repeal Obamacare and pass real health care reform that serves the people and helps middle class families."