Ben Carson on Health Care

Earlier I blogged about Ben Carson and his remarkable speech at the President’s Prayer Breakfast. We have already looked at his views on taxation.

How about his views on health:

“Here’s my solution: When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic medical record, and a health savings account to which money can be contributed—pretax—from the time you’re born ’til the time you die. If you die, you can pass it on to your family members, and there’s nobody talking about death panels. We can make contributions for people who are indigent. Instead of sending all this money to some bureaucracy, let’s put it in their HSAs. Now they have some control over their own health care. And very quickly they’re going to learn how to be responsible.”

If you haven’t already watched his speech in full, please do so now.


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  • surfisup

    He’s a good speaker.

    Points I liked ….

    —flat tax system for simplicity
    —educational importance and lamenting of the dumbing down movement.
    — differences betweeen recognition of sporting success and academic success.

  • A US company make it’s workers pay a share of their health costs, but at the same time put some money into a savings account for them to pay these costs. Suddenly massive annual health care costs stopped rising. Why? because people spend their own money better than somebody else. They started asking hospitals how much something cost.

  • Paranormal

    I recall Sir Roger proposing individual social welfare accounts on a similar basis as a type of unemployment insurance. I think the balance on retirment went to the individuals super. A great incentive to work.