Patients Like Haley Don’t Need One-Size-Fits-All Care

“We don’t need the bureaucracy of government-run health care making the decisions on what medication or what treatment is appropriate.”

At five months of age, Haley had her first seizure. She was ultimately diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a catastrophic form of epilepsy. Every seizure for Haley could be her last, so health care is very important to how she lives her life and how her family makes their decisions. Haley deserves to be treated as an individual, not a statistic in a one-size-fits-all system. Unfortunately, new government-run health care systems, including Medicare for all, Medicare buy-in and the public option, could force patients like Haley to pay more to wait longer for worse care.

Here’s the truth:

Medicare for All, Medicare Buy-In and the public option all represent government-run health care. They will do away with what works well in our current system, putting bureaucrats in control of our health and reducing access to the high-quality specialty care patients like Haley need.

The fight to save Haley and to give her the best quality of life and the best quality of care should not be diminished by a one-size-fits-all new government insurance system. Her health care decisions should be made her parents and her doctors, not politicians and bureaucrats. The key to having a high quality of life is access to quality health care and a new government insurance system is not the health care solution that American patients need. Let’s protect our health care future by building upon what’s working, not abandoning it for a system that would decrease access to care for patients across America.

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