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Robert Fitzgerald on Health Care

 


Balance affordability with universality

The goal is to balance affordability with universality. Health care should no longer be tied to employment. Insurance should be used for the unexpected and unaffordable. Prescription drug companies need to be required to include information labels on their products which will allow consumers to be more cost-conscious.
Source: Campaign website, www.votefitzgerald.org, "Issues" Oct 31, 2006

Opposes single-payer coverage because it's a liability

Fitzgerald said he doesn't have a silver bullet to fix the system. "I do know what several options are -- including looking at universal health care and single-payer coverage, which I'm not in favor of because it's a liability going forward," Fitzgerald said. "I also know we can take a look at this situation from a consumer-driven model as well, but I don't know what the answer is to fixing health care in the United States."
Source: Minnesota Public Radio, "Senate Health" Oct 6, 2006

Sever health care coverage from employment

On the issue of health care costs and insuring more people, Fitzgerald says he wants to sever health care coverage from employment. He says workers then won't lose their coverage when they lose their jobs.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio, "Senate Health" Oct 6, 2006

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