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2008 Elections

Tom Tancredo on Health Care


(Tancredo dropped out of the presidential race for the Republican nomination on Dec. 20, 2007. See a video of his explanation on his campaign Web site.)


The federal government should not be responsible for womb-to-tomb health care in America. Individuals should be responsible for their own health care and they should have increased freedoms to do so. Health savings accounts should be expanded because they put individuals in direct connection with their doctor, with no one in between. Americans should be able to get their prescription drugs from any place that it is cheaper to get those drugs, including Canada. Illegal immigrants are costing the system. For legal residents employed by businesses that can't afford health care, he favors plans that band small businesses together to access lower-cost insurance. For those not working, state governments should provide relief, although he would not rule out federal incentives or limited subsidies to make sure families are not without coverage.


Tancredo's stand on health care (pdf) : More detail from Tancredo's campaign Web site.


Iowa Public TV: Individual responsibility works in health care.

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