TRANSFER CORPORATE CONTROL OF HEALTHCARE TO THE PEOPLE
It is innately wrong to have our healthcare insurance industry driven by for-profit corporations. If elected to Congress, my healthcare plan would return the power to the People through the following principles:
All doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies should be mandated to list their costs and descriptions of products and procedures online. This should happen immediately with a phase in period where all providers will have the time needed to comply. Shortly following, we will see providers offering lower prices for private payers (as opposed to corporate insurance claims) due to the competition that price visibility provides. All prices will be disclosed at time of appointment and an itemized bill will be required before taking payment.
PERSONAL OWNED MSA ACCOUNTS
Americans would be empowered to use the money they would have spent on billion-dollar corporate premiums. They could then use that money to shop for the best quality and prices. If that money is not all spent on healthcare by the end of the year, it will be kept by the individual, to invest back into the economy. Medicare would be the payor of last resort, as a safety net in the event of catastrophic health events.