Chip Roy tells Beto O’Rourke what returning ‘power to people’ on health care REALLY means

· December 6, 2018  
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Rep.-elect Chip Roy, R-Texas, hasn’t even been sworn into Congress yet, but he’s pulling no punches on policy debates, whether with his future colleagues or Democrat firebrands like Beto O’Rourke.

“Rural hospitals closing across Texas at alarming rate,” tweeted the failed 2018 Senate candidate. “Too much power in the hands of insurance companies. Return power to people and communities [with] guaranteed high quality universal healthcare. For everyone.”

Roy schooled him on what “power to people” actually means. “Fixed it: ‘Rural hospitals closing across Texas at alarming rate. Too much power in the hands of insurance companies. Return power to people & communities by empowering direct physician care, cost-sharing orgs, HSA’s, portable insurance & lowering healthcare costs. For everyone.’”

If anything, the past eight years have shown us over and over again how much power people actually get when they give the government more control over their health care. Hint: It ain’t a whole lot.

To put it in medical terms: Prescribing more government for a government-created problem will just make a bad prognosis worse.


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Author: Nate Madden

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