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2008 Elections

Duncan Hunter on Health Care


(Editor's Note: Hunter dropped out of the presidential race for the Republican nomination on Jan. 20, 2008, after a poor showing (2 percent of the vote) on Jan. 19, 2008, in the Nevada caucuses. See a statement on his campaign Web site.)

Health care should be reformed so that consumers are in control. They should have the freedom to buy health care across state lines, have the freedom to make their own informed health care choices and have the freedom to innovate to save money and improve medical outcomes.


Hunter's campaign Web site: More on Hunter's health care stand.


On the Issues: From the 2007 GOP Presidential Forum at Morgan State University Sep 27, 2007: The first thing you've got to have is the ability to buy your health care insurance across state lines. And right now, nobody in the U.S .can do that. Secondly, I think we bring back the family doctor. And I think one way you bring back the family doctor is by taking away massive malpractice burdens, these massive insurance premiums that we place on people. And finally, let's try a little freedom. How about if we said in the tax code that if a doc will be a family doc, in the barrio, in the community, and he will do office visits for 30 bucks or 40 bucks a visit, he doesn't have to pay taxes on that, he doesn't have to have three accountants, he doesn't have to do all those things? Bring back the family doctor.


You Tube video: Hunter talks with Fox News' Julie Bandaras about buying health care across state lines being cheaper for consumers (Sept. 6, 2007).


— Las Vegas Sun new media managing editor Dave Toplikar compiled this report.

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