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Steve Raiser’s Healthcare Plan

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:

 

PUBLIC PRICING

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.

Make it National

It’s incredibly important to me that I build my campaign not just on my own personal principles but on those that are brought to me from the perspective of the people within this district.  

I’ve already received a great deal of valuable input from the community and, from this, was reminded just how much local politics can have a national impact. 

The first vote that will be cast following the 2020 elections is for the Speaker of the House by Congress. It is a critical decision the newest House of Representatives makes and is typically contingent upon the majority party. 

 

How can you make a difference?

If you’d like to see Nancy Pelosi’s term end on January 3rd, 2021, we must replace the congressmen and women who will support her. Incumbent congressman of the 4th district, Kathleen Rice, will undoubtedly vote for Pelosi’s re-election. Therefore, replacing Pelosi starts with replacing Rice. 

When the midterm elections take place this November, I hope you will feel empowered to express your distaste for the Democrats behavior during the past two-year cycle and activate the power of making local politics national by turning the 4th district red.

Thank you for your support and contributions. 

– Steve Raiser, Raiser for Congress 

 

Informed Voter Facts: Congressional Elections

  • How often is the congressional election?

Every 2 years. Next election is November 3rd, 2020.

  • How many seats are filled?

435 voting members, 6 non-voting members, 218 for a majority.

  • What power does the majority party have?

The majority party determines which bills and amendments get introduced and they can initiate impeachment proceedings.