Keeping Government Out of Your Health Care
On December 9, 2008, at the age of 32, I heard news no Texan ever wants to hear, “you have cancer.” In my case, it was an aggressive form of breast require, which required surgeries, six weeks of daily radiation, and six months of chemotherapy.
That experience compels me to stand for two important principles:
1. Protecting the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship
2. Stopping government intrusions into the practice of medicine, and budget-busting scheme like ObamaCare which will bankrupt state budget and lead to the rationing of care.
My opponent thinks the state of Texas should expand the Medicaid program by $76 billion,
and has endorsed ObamaCare. But as is always the case with federal programs, the burden gets shifted to the states over time, meaning she will be forced to raise taxes to pay for her proposed, massive expansion of Medicaid spending.
My philosophy is straight-forward: focus our limited resource on preventive medicine, adopt market-oriented solutions to control health care costs, and keep the government from meddling with the doctor-patient relationship.
I was the only Republican to protest new rules for the Texas Women’s Health Program
because it will harm access to care for 130,000 women in Texas. I will always take a stand for principle, even if I have to stand alone. I know the doctors that provided life-saving care for me should not be exposed to rules that harm their ability to provide proper medical advice to patients.