On Tuesday’s “Fox & Friends,’ Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) explained how he perceives the Affordable Care Act to be a failure and what he might do to correct health care in the United States.
“I think the principles for common sense health care reform are well established,” Cruz said. “I’ve been talking about it a long time. A lot of Republicans have been talking about it. I think we need more competition, more choice and we need to empower consumers to make decisions with their doctors without government getting in the way. I think the three most important reforms once we repeal ObamaCare are number one, allowing people to buy health insurance across state lines. That will create a 50-state national marketplace which means you’ll have low cost catastrophic plans available. The biggest barrier to access is cost. And if you want more access, you want more choices and lower cost.”
“What ObamaCare does is it has fewer choices and higher cost,” he continued. “Number two, we should expand health savings accounts so you can save in a tax advantaged way for health needs. And number three, and this is critical, we need to de-link health insurance from employment so that if you lose your job, you don’t lose your health insurance. Just like you don’t lose your car insurance or life insurance or health insurance or your house insurance. And if you do that, then health insurance becomes personal, portable and affordable. That’s the sort of reform that empowers consumers. I think that’s what Americans want rather than empowering the government bureaucrat to get in the way.”
Cruz also had an April Fool’s Day reaction to street art containing likeness seen in California in recent days, which featured a tattoo of Winston Churchill on his right arm.
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