Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"[T]he new health law fails to address the top health care concerns of the American people...
Since passage, each week has brought new information about the unintended consequences of Congress‘ government-takeover of health care. Health plans are changing. Premiums are increasing. Physicians are dropping out of Medicare...
[T]this law will exacerbate current problems in health care and could make them even worse."
Cowritten with John Barrasso, "Bad Medicine: A Check-UP on the New Federal Health Law," www.heartland.org, July 2010
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care; top-level federal government officials significantly involved in health care and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Member, US Senate (R-OK), 2004-present
Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Intelligence Committee, the Indian Affairs Committee and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Member, National Republican Congressional Committee
Member, Promise Keepers
Co-chair, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, 2001-present
Member, American Academy of Family Practice, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and the American Medical Association
President, East Central County Medical Society
Member, US House of Representatives (R-OK), 1995-2001
Family Medicine Practice, 1983-1995
Manufacturing Manager, Ophthalmic Division of Coburn Optical Industries, 1970-1978