Why Do You Need a Personal Option in Health Care?

You know what’s best for you and your family. A Personal Option in health care respects that.

By giving you more choice and control, a Personal Option would lower costs and make it easier to see the doctor you want, wherever and however you want. A Personal Option is customized health care to fit your individual needs.

Personal health care options you can trust

America has some of the best health care in the world — the best doctors, highly innovative companies, and top-notch researchers. At the same time, the system is complex, bureaucratic, and unaffordable for far too many.

A government takeover of health care, like “Medicare for All” or a “Public Option,” would only make things worse. Instead of a complete overhaul that would end private insurance, we need to keep what works and fix what’s broken with a Personal Option.

A Personal Option would empower patients, doctors, nurses, and health care innovators — not insurance companies or the government. It would remove the barriers that impede access to care and offer Americans more choice and flexibility in their own health care decisions. Importantly, it would not require any new taxes.

More choice means you have more control, which strengthens competition. And that means costs go down as health care providers are forced to compete for your business. A Personal Option is all about choice and control — who you trust with the important decisions about your health care. It means customized, affordable health care for every American.

A Personal Option offers every American more choice and control. That’s health care you can trust.

Watch: “The social worker fighting to give Louisiana families better care”

In this mini documentary, we hear from social worker and mother, Ursula Newell-Davis, about the importance of repealing certificate-of-need laws. A seasoned and trained professional with 25 years of experience, Ursula seeks to provide in-home respite care for families and children with special needs in her community, but local regulations won’t allow her to do so. Louisiana requires a Facility Need Review to practice respite care services. And despite Ursula’s first-hand knowledge of the situation, the state has determined that her respite care service is not “needed”. Watch the video to learn how these laws prevent patients and families in communities across America from accessing personalized health care services delivered by quality professionals like Ursula.

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