As a physician, Dr. Conner struggles daily with the inefficient complexities of the current system. It is a patchwork of policies and regulations that serve no one but the big pharmaceutical companies and the CEOs of the major insurance carriers. They determine who gets care and access, not practitioners or, least of all, patients. Sadly, the American people are becoming sicker and are dying at a rate higher than those found in any other industrialized country. This stems entirely from a failure of political leadership and political will in Washington, D.C. The more recent attempt to correct the healthcare system was of course the Affordable Care Act. Granted, it was a flawed attempt, but at least it sought to change things for the better. But now it, too, is being dismantled by politicians who never have to fear going without insurance — who never have to fear going bankrupt because of medical bills.
AS YOUR NEXT CONGRESSMAN, DR. CONNER WILL PRIORITIZE:
The instability of America’s current healthcare system. It is an issue we have avoided solving for over a generation. During that time plans have come and gone. They shared one constant: rising premiums and deductibles. Don’t fall for the lie that the healthcare system functioned better before the Affordable Care Act! That claim is fantasy. In truth, the American healthcare system has been on life support for at least twenty years. And it has become more bloated and more inefficient with age. It is destroying the budgets of municipalities, businesses, and average, ordinary individuals at an alarming rate. We must come together as a nation to do what is morally right.