In a new television ad for the Save Our Healthcare Project, Dr. Ben Carson lays out what he calls “first principles”. It is by these principles that he believes we can fix our healthcare system. He believes that before people will accept the concept of free-market solutions to replace the disastrous Obamacare, they must first understand the principles that drive this position. The principles include the following:
Our health is the most personal and important thing we possess, therefore its care must be under our control.
Centralization and bureaucracy are the antithesis of personalization, and only discourage choice and innovation.
Large-scale change should not be imposed from above. Instead, we must have the freedom to choose what is best for our families and build on proven successes.
Advancing technology and innovation can reduce costs and increase efficiency but every individual must always own and control their personal medical information.
States should have maximum flexibility to design the programs that serve their citizens.
Employers and individuals purchasing health insurance must always be free to buy coverage and benefits consistent with their moral and religious beliefs.
Physicians are the backbone of our healthcare system and deserve to practice in an environment free of unnecessary, frivolous and costly lawsuits.
This is the first in a series of videos that Dr. Carson is planning to do in order to spread his solution for addressing the pressing issue of healthcare reform. To learn more about Save Our Healthcare Project click HERE.