Another Republican Against Trumpcare: Washington State's Jaime Herrera Beutler


" market reforms that increase competition between insurance providers..."

Oops. Does she *have* to say this for some reason? Because clearly, privatized health insurance is one of the problems with high healthcare costs.

We currently have the most expensive, least effective healthcare in the world.

Maybe let's review how the most effective healthcare systems in the world do it.. because following our uniquely American ("free market!") solution has not worked out.

Single-payer, Universal health care... or bust!
"Even though the U.S. is the only country without a publicly financed universal health system, it still spends more public dollars on health care than all but two of the other countries."

-- Commonwealth Fund, using data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 2015
Maybe "free market reforms" don't actually mean, "less tax payer money", but instead more taxpayer money, just less effectively.
Republicans prefer to spend more money on healthcare, so long as they can keep people they don't like from receiving it.
Of course old people got more help...those people vote! But little kids? Eh, who gives a fuck.
We actually already spend as many taxpayer dollars per person on healthcare as, say, Sweden. It's just that we also spend about that much again in private dollars. It's frankly amazing.

And no, we don't get correspondingly better health outcomes on any measure.
With as much money as the legislators have invested in the health care firms (personal) small wonder they want to control it. It's big $ and the health care lobbyists ought to be run out of town on a rail, tarred and feathered.