Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Astroturf: Health Care

President Bush has put forward a bold new proposal for modernizing and strengthening America�s health care system by giving Medicare recipients more health care choices.
The President is right to focus on providing a prescription drug benefit and modernizing Medicare. His plan helps seniors with the high costs of prescription drugs and means more choices and better benefits for Medicare, plus immediate relief for seniors with their prescription costs. That�s the right approach.
Too often, Americans are limited in their choices when their health and the health of their family are at stake. The President�s plan offers patients the choice of the doctor, hospital, or place they want for the treatment they need, as well as, choice of an individual health care plan that best fits their needs.
The President is also working to improve access to doctors. Families across the country are waiting for needed medical attention or traveling great distances to find a doctor because frivolous lawsuits are forcing doctors to close their doors. This is unacceptable and President Bush and Republicans are fighting for a fair system that helps patients, compensates victims, and keeps good doctors practicing medicine in their communities.
President Bush recognizes that we must have quality, affordable health insurance for every American. That�s why he supports tax credits to help individuals buy health insurance and removing the bureaucratic rules on Medical Savings Accounts.
This issue is one more example of how our President is providing the courageous leadership America needs.