We need a new direction on health care.
By pushing legislation that comes close to a government takeover of health care, the current congressional leadership has been on the wrong track. I will not support measures that compromise the high quality of care that Americans receive or stifle the application of life-saving breakthroughs in medical technology. Obamacare should be repealed and replaced by meaningful health care reform, which can be achieved at a lower cost to consumers without compromising the health of patients or bankrupting our country.
- The sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship must be protected. Neither government bureaucrats nor health insurance administrators should interfere with medical decisions.
- Working-age individuals should be able to select from a large number of health insurance options for themselves and their families to reduce premium charges.
- People should be able to keep the health insurance plan they have chosen when they change jobs.
- Everyone should enjoy the same tax incentives that employers enjoy for providing health insurance for their employees.
- Those who are diagnosed with terminal illness should be provided access to experimental drugs that have passed early approval by the FDA rather than having what could be their last medical hope obstructed by bureaucratic delays.
- We need to place greater emphasis on preventative care. Individuals should have financial incentives to make healthy lifestyle choices that prevent or at least reduce the severity of chronic conditions that increase health care costs.
- Another cause of high costs is the over $100 billion wasted every year by defensive medicine in which doctors procure unnecessary medical procedures to avert baseless malpractice lawsuits. Tort reform would help control the rapidly escalating cost of both private health insurance and Medicare and Medicaid programs without sacrificing quality or instituting rationing and long waits for medical treatments.
- We should encourage health care providers to transition to a system of electronic health records which would reduce administrative overhead and improve the transparency of health care costs and quality data.
Frank Scaturro is a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in New York’s 4th Congressional District. Frank believes our nation is at a tipping point, and if we do not turn things around, we could face many more years of decline. That is why he is offering the voters of Nassau County a real choice for principled new leadership that will finally represent the people.
As a principled new voice, Frank will work to make our Federal government accountable to the people again, reign in out-of-control spending, and reduce a crushing federal tax burden that hurts Long Island citizens and businesses.
Frank Scaturro was born in New York City in 1972 and raised in New Hyde Park following his family’s move to that community in 1973. His father, who had emigrated from Italy as a boy, was self-employed in a commercial air conditioning and refrigeration repair business for several years. He later became the supervisor of maintenance and operations at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City and then held a similar position at Chaminade High School in Mineola. His mother studied physical therapy at Nassau Community College and worked near home as a secretary at an insurance agency and several law firms. Read More