Jake Basham

Healthcare Freedom

August 20, 2018

Jake Basham


Healthcare costs continue to skyrocket. Doctors and patients battle through bureaucratic red tape and one-size-fits-all Washington mandates. And even without Obamacare’s ill-advised expansion, Medicaid spending now outpaces state K-12 education costs and crowds out other important budget priorities.


Let’s protect growing, common sense innovations like Direct Primary Care that provide pricing transparency and put doctors and patients back in charge of healthcare decisions. Medicaid must also be reformed and refocused to rein in costs and better serve the truly vulnerable people it was created to help. Let’s say “no” to more federal meddling and say “yes” to state-led innovations that lower costs and increase access to high-quality care.