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2008 Elections

Mike Huckabee on Health Care


(Mike Huckabee dropped out of the Republican presidential race on March 4 after voting in four states that day put John McCain very close to winning the GOP nomination.)

He says the system is broken because it emphasizes health care over health. The U.S. doesn't needed federally mandated universal health care, but the country does need to get serious about preventive health care. Policies should encourage the private sector to bring down costs, with the states serving as test sites to develop market-based approaches, he says. We should move from employer-based health care to consumer-based health care. Health care coverage should be portable, moving with the person from job to job.


Huckabee's campaign Web site: He advocates policies that will encourage the private sector to seek innovative ways to bring down costs.


YouTube video: Huckabee speaks about his health care policy, which is to keep government out of the process.


YouTube video: Huckabee critiques Hillary Clinton's health care plan and says the problem is not health care, but a health crisis in this country. The focus should be on prevention.


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

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