BY CONGRESSMAN CHARLES DJOU, R-HI (2010) – President Obama got it right in identifying the need to reform healthcare. The problem is the current legislation is too bureaucratic and fails to institute real reforms that will actually fix our problems with healthcare.
Earlier today the U.S. House voted to repeal the Partient Protection and Affordable Care Act with support from both Republicans and Democrats.
I favor legislation that would enact tort reform, expand the use of health savings accounts, allow the interstate sale of health insurance and give tax credits to those too wealthy for Medicaid, but not wealthy enough to purchase health insurance on their own. This is the right way to reform American healthcare.
Charles Djou is a former member of Congress and previously served on the Honolulu City Council and in the Hawaii State Legislature. He is a candidate for Hawaii’s first congressional district.