Just Say No to Quick-Fix Medical Pricing

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging President Trump to reject one-size-fits all medical pricing schemes:

“One-size-fits-all medical pricing is a dream come true for Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders and AOC who want health care nationalized.  This quick but deadly fix for the Obamacare created surprise medical billing issue seems simple, put a flat price on all medical services across the nation, but instead it is a nightmare which will end many health services in rural areas.  Don’t believe me, look at what has happened to California where this government rate setting was put into place.  Rural areas, Donald Trump’s base, found themselves with fewer and fewer health service providers to access, for the simple reason that rural health care is more expensive to provide than suburban care.

“For years America has struggled with health care disparity between urban and rural areas, and imposition of the Pelosi one-sized fits all rate plan will make it much worse.  What’s worse is that once the federal government controls the pricing of both medicines and medical services, any vestige of an honest health care system is wiped away.  We have all witnessed the power of controlling health care during this Chinese virus crisis, but imagine the horror when DC bureaucrats are setting medical services prices at rates where they become unavailable at any cost.

“President Trump should just say no to one-size-fits-all medical services rate setting remembering that the citizens it hurts most are those who gave him his 2016 victory.”