Issue Position: Healthcare

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2014

Keeping Government Out of Your Health Care

On December 9, 2008, at the age of 32, Sarah heard news no Texan ever wants to hear, "you have cancer." In her case, it was an aggressive form of breast cancer, which required surgeries, six weeks of daily radiation, and six months of chemotherapy.

Sarah believes in two important health care principles:

Protecting the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship
Stopping government intrusions into the practice of medicine and budget-busting schemes like ObamaCare that will bankrupt the state and lead to the rationing of care.
Sarah opposed the expansion of Medicaid program under ObamaCare, which would cost us $18 billion and add more than one million Texans to the Medicaid rolls.

Her philosophy is straight-forward: adopt market-oriented solutions to control health care costs and keep the government from meddling with the doctor-patient relationship.

Sarah will always take a stand for principle, even if she has to stand alone. She knows the doctors that provided life-saving care for her should not be exposed to rules that harm their ability to provide proper medical advice to patients.