Health Care

A Free Market Healthcare Reform Strategy

On June 6, 2009, President Barack Obama outlined the objectives of healthcare reform for our nation. In his address, he stated that

“any health care reform must be built around fundamental reforms that lower costs, improve quality and coverage, and also protect consumer choiceThat means if you like the plan you have, you can keep it.  If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too.  The only change you’ll see are falling costs as our reforms take hold.”

Now that we have read the resulting legislation known as Obamacare and have struggled to effectively implement the resulting healthcare system, it is clear that our nation has fallen short of these objectives. The good news is that we truly can achieve these objectives. In order to do so, Sen. Colbeck believes that we need to look at where these objectives have actually been achieved in the healthcare industry – most notably laser eye surgery and plastic surgery. What do these services have in common? The free market

Sen. Colbeck has been an outspoken advocate for free market healthcare solutions based upon principles such as competition, transparency, and customer service. The Senator’s goal is to make Michigan the center of a free-market healthcare revolution featuring higher quality with lower prices. Once fully implemented, Michigan would become a destination state for employers seeking high quality healthcare for their employees at an affordable price.  Such a move will increase jobs and lead to a better quality of life for all Michiganders.

 

Editorials and Press Releases:

Colbeck Legislation Would Repeal “Certificate of Need”  May 3, 2018

The Case For Medicaid Block Grants August 30, 2017

Healthy Michigan Death Spiral March 23, 2017

Repeal…and Replace with What? February 16, 2017

Free Market Health Care Revolution August 30, 2016

The Fight for Lower Cost, Higher Quality Health Care Options Continues August 19, 2016

The Health Plan Empire Strikes Back December 26, 2015

Government’s Swiss Army Knife November 10, 2015

A Healthcare System That Works for Everyone May 1, 2015

The Return of Direct Primary Care January 21, 2014

Making It Up On Volume September 12, 2013

An Alternative to Medicaid Expansion August 20, 2013

Access to Quality Healthcare June 24, 2013

Hurricane Obamacare: The Imperfect Storm March 13, 2013

Avoiding the Obamacare Bait and Switch February 12, 2013

 

Speeches & Presentations:

The Case for Medicaid Block Grants

Sen. Colbeck explains his no vote on medical marihuana package

Sen. Colbeck explains his opposition to extend HICA to 2020

Sen. Colbeck delivers statement on the Government Swiss Army Knife

Senator Colbeck: A free market health care system serves Michigan best

Senator Colbeck urges state to be sure no families hurt by ACA

Sen. Colbeck explains his no vote for House Bill 5649

Senator Colbeck sponsors Senate Concurrent Resolution 23

Senator Colbeck: Obama Care directly violates law

Medicaid Expansion

SENATOR COLBECK’S NO VOTE EXPLANATION ON HOUSE BILL 4714: MEDICAID EXPANSION

SENATOR COLBECK ALTERNATIVE TO MEDICAID EXPANSION: SENATE BILLS 459 & 460

SENATOR COLBECK OFFERS AN AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 4714

SENATOR COLBECK: MEDICAID EXPANSION IS A BAD DEAL FOR THE CITIZENS OF MICHIGAN

SENATOR COLBECK EXPLAINS THE TRUTH ABOUT THE FEDERALLY APPROVED HEALTH EXCHANGE OPTIONS

SENATOR COLBECK URGES THE MI LEGISLATURE NOT TO PAY FOR THE OBAMACARE MEDICAID BAIT AND SWITCH

SENATOR COLBECK GIVES HIS NO VOTE EXPLANATION ON SB 693 PROMOTING A “STATE-BASED” HEALTH EXCHANGE

FREE MARKET HEALTHCARE FORUMS