Jack Conway on Health Care
In 2011, Jack announced a $26.4 million settlement involving the Passport Health Plan for breaking state law when Passport paid some physician groups and hospital partners dividends out of the non-profit agency's surplus.
CONWAY: We need Medicare bulk purchasing. That would save about $200 billion. That would be the first bill I introduce when I go to the US Senate. Secondly, we need Medicare fraud units in each and every state. Estimates are there are about $100 billion in fraud.
Q: Are you willing to reduce a benefit?
CONWAY: Let me say one more thing on what I want to do as well. I think we need to end the offshore tax loopholes, a $130 billion in those. It can be done like that. We need a pay-as-you-go system. And then we also need a bipartisan debt commission to come back with recommendations.
Q: Dr. Paul, you say you want to repeal Obamacare; for Social Security, would you raise the retirement age?
PAUL: -for younger people, yes.
Therefore, the first piece of legislation Jack would introduce as a U.S. Senator would be to repeal the special interest sweetheart deal for the pharmaceutical industry. A report by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare estimates this would save $200 Billion over ten years.
"The task force recommendations are based largely on the premise that mammograms before age 50 can potentially cause unnecessary stress for women due to false positives," Conway said. "These decisions should be made between an individual and her doctor. Not only do I feel it is condescending to assume women will become hysterical while managing their own health care decisions, I also question the wisdom of making recommendations against preventative health care measures at a time when we should be moving toward a health care system that focuses on preventative care as opposed to sick care."
Senators McConnell and Bunning are currently not co-sponsors of The EARLY Act legislation.
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