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Editor Richard -- Three other lawmakers introduced health insurance legislation yesterday calling full universal access to affordable -- Thought about joins us now and -- up her.
You -- on -- introduced a new plan.
I'm just -- try to paraphrase of it by by to -- in the interest a time you would tax health care benefits.
And give credits tax credits to families who buy their own health insurance it in essence.
That is the plan -- I got that right so.
Pretty close -- we would tax health care benefits received from an employer is ordinary income.
But every American family would receive a refundable tax credit so for those families that were received and that attacks obligation.
-- also get a credit to pay the taxes on that.
Imus is -- that the problem though is is not just universal coverage it the basic problem is the cost.
But providing health care the cost of going to adopt a go to a hospital the cost of drugs.
I haven't heard any proposal from either side of the -- all that seriously addresses the question of how do you get costs down.
And up what is -- that you'll be old solutions does not get health care costs actually down.
Well I would I would I would disagree with the -- -- -- the only ones that do -- pact calls because.
-- -- cost down and health care can only be -- it done one of three ways incorporating prevention wellness and disease management.
But the only three areas.
You can't attack that and lecture you have a 100% of the American people in the pool.
And I think -- what we do is we transform American health care system from one that triggers when you get sick.
The one that actually invest in prevention wellness and disease management.
And if you look at the uninsured.
The self insured companies across this country safe ways and bells and fast.
They're all companies that are self insured that have driven their health care costs down because they focused on prevention wellness disease management.
-- healthier employee base that's what our bill accomplishes.
If you go to -- all of those who currently do not have coverage and you have universal coverage in America.
Under your plan what's the net cost to the -- back.
The net -- And taxpayer is our plan is budget neutral it doesn't -- -- one additional taxpayer dime.
We believe that a country that spends 17% of GDP on health care.
That it's 70% it's unsustainable for we've got to begin to do the reforms that drive health care -- down.
This is a comprehensive bold approach to do it okay senator Richard vote Republican North Carolina thank you so much for joining us so we appreciate glided through it.
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