line; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 18.2px; line-height: 26px; font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(103, 103, 103); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Creating a one-time open enrollment period for individuals to join the healthcare market if they are uninsured;

Empowering states to design Medicaid programs that best meet their needs to help reduce costs and improve care for the most vulnerable individuals;

Codifying permanent protections for life and conscience so that doctors, nurses, hospitals and providers have the freedom to exercise their conscience and opt out of providing abortions; and,

Preventing federal taxpayer dollars from being used for abortions.

“A Better Way to Fix Health Care” encourages biomedical innovation to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of life-saving treatments by:

Providing the NIH with a robust, steady level of discretionary funding while increasing accountability for taxpayers;

Ensuring taxpayers get the most out of their tax dollars by breaking down barriers to sharing and analyzing health data;

Streamlining clinical trials and modernizing data-collection activities to improve how treatments are developed, tested, and ultimately approved by the FDA;

Advancing personalized medicine by making sure the regulatory system keeps pace with the state of science so that patients can be treated based on their genetic makeup; and,

Improving the use of electronic health records to help spur innovation and improve partnerships between the technology and healthcare sectors.

“A Better Way to Fix Health Care” protects and preserves Medicare by:

Strengthening Medicare Advantage and repealing the most damaging Medicare provisions in Obamacare, including the unaccountable and bureaucratic Independent Payment Advisory Board;

Adopting bipartisan reforms to make Medicare more responsive to patients’ needs, while updating payment models that are outdated and inefficient; and,

Preserving Medicare for future generations by giving future beneficiaries the opportunity to choose from an array of competing private plans alongside traditional Medicare, which will help seniors pay for or offset premium costs for the plan of their choice.  This would begin in 2024.


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