Paul rejects the "corporate medicine" that mandates our health care today. A mixture of government involvement with a corporate-run system introduced in the 1970s pushed the price of health care higher and over the years has obliterated the doctor-patient relationship. But giving the government even more control through socialized medicine, Paul says is not the answer. Instead, Paul suggests moving in the direction of a free market system through the implementation of health savings accounts, which would let people put money aside for their medical needs and get a tax credit for doing so. Health savings accounts would then give the patient more control to pick their own doctors and decide what type of medicine they want attending to their health. This program could be transitioned so not to disenfranchise the people on programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and S-Chip. But Paul encourages young people to opt out of the current system and start taking responsibility for their own health care.
"Only true competition assures that the consumer gets the best deal at the best price possible by putting pressure on the providers. Patients are better served by having options and choices, not new federal bureaucracies and limitations on legal remedies." (LewRockwell.com, Sept. 26, 2006)
YouTube Video: Ron Paul discusses the flaws in the current health care system and those that precede socialized medicine and how his plan is a step in the direction of personal choice and responsibility.
YouTube Video: Ron Paul's video for "You Choose '08" which details his plan for an improved health care system.
YouTube Video: Ron Paul discusses cutting foreign spending in order to provide health care coverage for the poor.
— Las Vegas Sun intern Jenna Kohler and new media managing editor Dave Toplikar compiled this report.