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2008 Elections

Fred Thompson on Health Care


(Editor's Note: Thompson dropped out of the presidential race for the Republican nomination on Jan. 22, 2008, after coming in a distant third in the South Carolina Republican primary on Jan. 19, 2008. See a statement on his campaign Web site.)

Americans have the best health care in the world. Some, however, choose not be insured; others cannot afford it. Every American should be able to get health insurance coverage that is affordable, fully accessible and portable. Coverage should meet each person's individual needs and put them in control. Those who propose a one-size-fits-all ,Washington-controlled program ignore the cost, inefficiency and inadequate care that such a system offers. Access to affordable, portable health care can be made available for all Americans without imposing new mandates or raising taxes. Current government programs must also be streamlined and improved so that those who truly need help can get the health care they need.


Thompson's campaign Web site: More of Thompson's statements on health care.


YouTube video: Thompson responds, tongue in cheek, to "Sicko" producer Michael Moore's challenge.


YouTube video: Thompson criticizes "Hillary Care" or Hillary Clinton's health care plan.


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

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