Home

Change to: The Debate We Need

August 12, 2011
10:49 am

AFP-Getty_120874037The Republican presidential candidates who participated in last night’s Iowa debate put on quite an interesting, as well as entertaining, show.  With political analysts pointing out that this weekend’s Ames straw poll could winnow the field, the gloves came off as the eight candidates fought to maintain a critical mass of voter support.

Anyone who turned on the debate, though, to learn the candidates’ visions for healthcare in the United States would have come away disappointed.

We learned, to no one’s surprise, that the GOP presidential contenders have a steadfast dislike for the Affordable Care Act that President Obama signed into law last year.  Most of the candidates also believe that the individual health insurance mandate contained in the ACA is unconstitutional. 

It was also clear that, as long as former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is the frontrunner, he will be criticized for what rival Tim Pawlenty calls “Obamneycare.”

But future GOP debates need to do more than reaffirm what the White House aspirants are against.  There are indeed widespread concerns about the current health reform law, including questions over affordability, healthcare quality and whether an unprecedented expansion of Medicaid is the best approach for reducing the uninsured population.  Those who would take Mr. Obama’s place need to spell out for us how they would do things differently.  The questions they need to answer include:

•     Do you support eliminating pre-existing conditions as a barrier to health coverage?  And, if so, how do you achieve that without an individual mandate to ensure that consumers don’t wait until they’re sick or injured to purchase health insurance?

•     How do you slow down the growth in healthcare costs without undermine healthcare quality, access or innovation?

•     How do you address the question of Medicare sustainability? 

•     What are your answers to the projected workforce shortages in healthcare?  How do we ensure enough medical professionals to treat a growing patient population?

•     With the CDC calling for a huge escalation in the number of Americans with diabetes, how do you propose to address the rise in chronic disease cases that are driving healthcare costs?

With these questions and many others, there’s an important health policy debate to be had among the Republican presidential contenders.  It just hasn’t happened yet.

179 Responses to “Change to: The Debate We Need”

  1. Free Themes Says:

    Popular IOS APPs free download site. Look at
    reviews about Android Games.

  2. daily affirmations for work Says:

    Hello, all is going fine here and ofcourse every one
    is sharing facts, that’s really good, keep up
    writing.

  3. Lpmjoo Says:

    buy albuterol pill what to do when allergy medicine doesn’t work buy ventolin 2mg generic

  4. Qtdwmh Says:

    ventolin pill buy albuterol 4mg albuterol uk

  5. Hmkvhu Says:

    ventolin ca albuterol 2mg inhaler ventolin 4mg generic

  6. Pqtfhl Says:

    tizanidine sale buy zanaflex for sale purchase tizanidine online

  7. Gcuwcn Says:

    prednisone 10mg canada deltasone order online order deltasone 40mg sale

  8. Jeouev Says:

    order accutane sale accutane 40mg ca isotretinoin 40mg canada

  9. Mfbpfn Says:

    albuterol cheap buy albuterol online ventolin tablet

  10. Rllnkr Says:

    albuterol inhalator online buy ventolin pills buy albuterol pill

  11. Zjdcby Says:

    albuterol inhalator for sale ventolin inhalator cheap how to buy albuterol

  12. Lkfsbf Says:

    order amoxil sale buy amoxicillin generic order amoxil 250mg without prescription

  13. Rdpenr Says:

    clavulanate drug generic augmentin 625mg augmentin tablet

  14. Albodx Says:

    augmentin 625mg ca augmentin 375mg pill order augmentin online

  15. Zjulhu Says:

    where to buy clavulanate without a prescription generic amoxiclav augmentin where to buy

  16. Nqnvkc Says:

    cheap zithromax 250mg order zithromax without prescription order zithromax for sale

  17. Nsphye Says:

    order generic synthroid 100mcg buy levothyroxine cheap where can i buy synthroid

  18. Ypkojf Says:

    oral synthroid 150mcg purchase levothroid pills buy synthroid

  19. Ekusxs Says:

    levothyroxine online order levothroid generic synthroid sale

  20. Dnfnhw Says:

    order prednisolone 20mg generic omnacortil online omnacortil price

  21. Leqrex Says:

    buy serophene generic clomid over the counter where to buy clomid without a prescription

  22. Dalqwb Says:

    buy serophene pills purchase clomid sale buy serophene without prescription

  23. Bwlnbm Says:

    order serophene pills buy cheap generic clomid cheap clomiphene 50mg

  24. Kjrinx Says:

    purchase gabapentin pills gabapentin tablet buy gabapentin 100mg online cheap

  25. Mbajgx Says:

    sildenafil brand sildenafil australia sildenafil over counter

  26. Ptkhxe Says:

    how to buy lasix furosemide 100mg generic furosemide brand

  27. Ksxbsz Says:

    real viagra sites viagra mail order viagra 25mg price

  28. Gkviwl Says:

    buy generic sildenafil 100mg buy viagra 50mg without prescription buy viagra 50mg for sale

  29. Nhgifk Says:

    order rybelsus 14mg generic rybelsus order buy cheap generic rybelsus

  30. Bpqjxo Says:

    order vibra-tabs online acticlate price buy acticlate pill

  31. Aeyjeb Says:

    rybelsus pill purchase semaglutide online cheap buy semaglutide 14 mg online cheap

  32. Wpsamm Says:

    semaglutide where to buy buy semaglutide 14 mg pills brand semaglutide

  33. Eocugj Says:

    plaquenil tablet order generic hydroxychloroquine 200mg purchase plaquenil pills

  34. Opuadc Says:

    plaquenil 200mg oral buy plaquenil without prescription buy hydroxychloroquine 200mg online cheap

  35. Rrmhra Says:

    buy generic aristocort online triamcinolone price triamcinolone price

  36. Lwhpvr Says:

    oral cialis 10mg cialis 5mg tablet tadalafil 5mg pill

  37. Kbdnqt Says:

    order cialis 5mg for sale oral tadalafil 20mg order cialis 5mg pills

  38. Peeiwo Says:

    tadalafil for women brand tadalafil 40mg cialis 20 mg

  39. Cuuxdm Says:

    buy clarinex generic desloratadine uk buy desloratadine pill

  40. Jntawj Says:

    cenforce 100mg drug buy cenforce generic cenforce cheap

  41. Vyrwym Says:

    buy cenforce medication order cenforce online cheap buy cenforce 100mg generic

  42. Umbvda Says:

    cenforce 100mg canada order cenforce for sale brand cenforce 50mg

  43. Wwatlw Says:

    loratadine 10mg cost buy claritin 10mg sale buy claritin pills

  44. Wxdugp Says:

    buy aralen online aralen 250mg pills buy aralen for sale

  45. Acjjue Says:

    buy cheap chloroquine buy chloroquine no prescription buy chloroquine paypal

  46. Mjsxpt Says:

    aralen tablet order chloroquine 250mg pills buy chloroquine 250mg online cheap

  47. Ouhiru Says:

    buy dapoxetine medication cytotec for sale online misoprostol online buy

  48. Cacgqd Says:

    glucophage 500mg without prescription cheap glycomet 500mg oral glycomet

  49. Ztwbtn Says:

    glycomet sale metformin online purchase metformin generic

  50. Ydvwsq Says:

    buy glycomet generic glucophage 500mg price oral glucophage 500mg

  51. Cnoaky Says:

    glucophage 500mg pill buy glucophage medication glycomet online

  52. Fkhdoi Says:

    orlistat for sale online purchase diltiazem for sale buy diltiazem without a prescription

  53. Itisyt Says:

    buy lipitor 10mg generic buy lipitor 10mg online lipitor 20mg ca

  54. Gaxjxc Says:

    buy atorvastatin pills for sale atorvastatin 80mg drug buy cheap atorvastatin

  55. Gjultp Says:

    norvasc price norvasc 10mg tablet buy amlodipine 5mg

  56. Yxsurt Says:

    order amlodipine 10mg without prescription buy amlodipine pills for sale buy generic amlodipine 10mg

  57. Tibqbi Says:

    norvasc 10mg cost buy generic norvasc buy generic norvasc for sale

  58. Vijpwa Says:

    acyclovir 800mg price zyloprim usa order zyloprim

  59. Mgrtfi Says:

    order zestril 5mg sale order zestril 2.5mg for sale zestril 5mg over the counter

  60. Bzuljs Says:

    order zestril 5mg without prescription order lisinopril 2.5mg generic prinivil price

  61. Psebyz Says:

    zestril 10mg drug prinivil price lisinopril 10mg sale

  62. Cixkpw Says:

    buy generic rosuvastatin for sale rosuvastatin oral buy ezetimibe generic

  63. Yitaxa Says:

    how to buy prilosec order omeprazole 20mg generic oral omeprazole

  64. Iylrkd Says:

    order omeprazole 10mg order omeprazole generic omeprazole 10mg usa

  65. Worjqb Says:

    order prilosec 10mg buy prilosec medication buy prilosec 10mg generic

  66. Xqqkhd Says:

    buy domperidone paypal purchase motilium pills order sumycin generic

  67. Izqhwl Says:

    buy metoprolol 100mg online buy metoprolol without prescription buy metoprolol generic

  68. Zagyhv Says:

    buy metoprolol cheap brand lopressor brand lopressor 100mg

  69. Tkcdju Says:

    purchase lopressor generic buy metoprolol without a prescription buy metoprolol 50mg for sale

  70. Hppvfa Says:

    buy cheap generic flexeril purchase baclofen generic order baclofen 25mg for sale

  71. Dyqtqy Says:

    atenolol for sale online tenormin usa tenormin 50mg generic

  72. Dpldsp Says:

    buy atenolol generic buy tenormin 100mg generic tenormin 100mg pill

  73. Hwsnyy Says:

    cost toradol 10mg purchase toradol generic order colchicine online cheap

  74. Qqxcga Says:

    purchase atenolol online atenolol usa atenolol without prescription

  75. Kufbxg Says:

    cost methylprednisolone methylprednisolone usa buy medrol 16mg

  76. Ixfoeu Says:

    methylprednisolonee online methylprednisolone 16 mg without prescription oral medrol

  77. Dpjmut Says:

    medrol 16mg without prescription methylprednisolone generic methylprednisolone 8 mg online

  78. Myxchp Says:

    order an essay online custom research paper writing online assignment writer

  79. Dlnwhf Says:

    cheap research paper writers writing essays for money cheap custom essays

  80. Ktjgpx Says:

    inderal 20mg for sale plavix oral buy clopidogrel sale

  81. Xuvina Says:

    money can t buy everything essay i need help with my assignment help me write a research paper

  82. Wvtbat Says:

    methotrexate pills buy generic coumadin coumadin 5mg ca

  83. Pofpab Says:

    meloxicam pills celecoxib price order celebrex 100mg generic

  84. Zorolm Says:

    mobic online order meloxicam 7.5mg generic purchase celecoxib without prescription

  85. Jrmpkl Says:

    meloxicam medication buy cheap generic celebrex buy celecoxib 200mg pills

  86. Njakft Says:

    metoclopramide order online order cozaar 25mg online order losartan 25mg pills

  87. Mnflpc Says:

    flomax price celebrex tablet order celebrex 100mg for sale

  88. Qpiroj Says:

    buy flomax 0.2mg online cheap buy celebrex 100mg for sale celecoxib 200mg over the counter

  89. Gtltgr Says:

    brand flomax flomax canada buy celecoxib pill

  90. Yhcahu Says:

    nexium 20mg generic nexium price buy topamax online

  91. Hmpfxi Says:

    zofran 8mg price generic aldactone aldactone 100mg cheap

  92. Nfxlfi Says:

    buy ondansetron for sale order aldactone 100mg sale spironolactone brand

  93. Xihiqb Says:

    zofran online order ondansetron over the counter spironolactone 100mg oral

  94. Qdnebu Says:

    brand sumatriptan 50mg purchase sumatriptan online cheap generic levaquin 250mg

  95. Zgioji Says:

    zocor over the counter buy valacyclovir 1000mg sale buy valtrex 500mg sale

  96. Isoemj Says:

    purchase zocor buy generic zocor 10mg buy valacyclovir pill

  97. Pqzoho Says:

    purchase zocor generic order zocor 10mg pills buy valtrex generic

  98. Tnxqoe Says:

    order dutasteride for sale buy zantac 150mg generic ranitidine 300mg over the counter

  99. Rpkmir Says:

    finasteride pills buy generic fluconazole fluconazole order

  100. Fpbjhc Says:

    finasteride price propecia usa fluconazole over the counter

  101. Ptmkxr Says:

    ampicillin drug amoxicillin for sale online purchase amoxicillin online

  102. Funypr Says:

    brand finasteride 1mg order propecia 5mg buy fluconazole medication

  103. Gvmvzz Says:

    ciprofloxacin 500mg without prescription – order ethambutol augmentin 625mg price

  104. Qstosh Says:

    baycip us – cephalexin 250mg cost augmentin 1000mg canada

  105. Pkrsoe Says:

    cipro 500mg drug – oral augmentin 1000mg buy augmentin 1000mg without prescription

  106. Tqadee Says:

    ciprofloxacin 1000mg cheap – buy ethambutol 600mg for sale order augmentin 625mg online cheap

  107. Hatiyi Says:

    order ciprofloxacin 500mg for sale – bactrim 480mg drug augmentin 1000mg over the counter

  108. Sfdenb Says:

    baycip buy online – keflex 125mg canada augmentin 625mg us

  109. Dejmpk Says:

    buy flagyl tablets – order cefaclor 250mg generic buy azithromycin 500mg

  110. Caxsqo Says:

    where to buy metronidazole without a prescription – buy cheap generic clindamycin zithromax 250mg without prescription

  111. Dqdxla Says:

    order ciprofloxacin for sale – doryx without prescription buy generic erythromycin 250mg

  112. Srkhnl Says:

    metronidazole 200mg oral – buy zithromax 500mg online cheap purchase zithromax

  113. Xgizyx Says:

    order ciplox 500 mg pill – purchase ciplox pills where can i buy erythromycin

  114. Rjsyvm Says:

    ciplox 500 mg tablet – buy ciplox 500mg for sale erythromycin over the counter

  115. Uvombk Says:

    buy valtrex 500mg online – nemasole usa acyclovir us

  116. Eusyjr Says:

    ivermectin 12 mg without a doctor prescription – tetracycline pills oral sumycin

  117. Uakpam Says:

    order valacyclovir sale – purchase acyclovir online zovirax 400mg price

  118. Rfkppp Says:

    buy stromectol online uk – buy ciprofloxacin generic sumycin 250mg uk

  119. Atrbmx Says:

    purchase valtrex generic – nateglinide 120 mg cheap acyclovir order online

  120. Takmjw Says:

    purchase stromectol online – cefuroxime 250mg canada buy cheap sumycin

  121. Seqveg Says:

    flagyl ca – buy amoxil online cheap zithromax 500mg pills

  122. Doiwgo Says:

    order metronidazole sale – order metronidazole 400mg sale zithromax cheap

  123. Qnvvxf Says:

    flagyl 200mg cost – buy cleocin without prescription buy azithromycin 250mg for sale

  124. Yekqne Says:

    ampicillin pills penicillin online buy buy cheap amoxicillin

  125. Byfnvg Says:

    ampicillin cost buy penicillin generic order amoxicillin sale

  126. Ciqqkf Says:

    buy acillin tablets acillin brand buy amoxicillin online cheap

  127. Ictoig Says:

    furosemide 40mg canada – generic lasix 100mg captopril 25 mg brand

  128. Ctcumi Says:

    order furosemide generic – how to get prazosin without a prescription order capoten 25mg pills

  129. Ztrdzr Says:

    order furosemide 100mg for sale – order tacrolimus 1mg for sale capoten 25 mg drug

  130. Puexvq Says:

    glucophage 500mg without prescription – buy cefadroxil 500mg online buy lincocin medication

  131. Lngcrx Says:

    glycomet 500mg tablet – cefadroxil online buy cheap lincomycin 500mg

  132. Tnuylv Says:

    order glucophage 500mg online – order duricef 500mg pills order lincomycin 500mg online cheap

  133. Zahwuc Says:

    zidovudine 300 mg canada – purchase rulide generic purchase zyloprim online cheap

  134. Orekja Says:

    buy generic zidovudine 300mg – buy roxithromycin 150 mg for sale allopurinol 100mg generic

  135. Xllqoq Says:

    buy retrovir medication – epivir over the counter allopurinol 300mg without prescription

  136. Dnulbq Says:

    buy clozaril generic – altace online oral famotidine 20mg

  137. Ihqlfk Says:

    clozapine 100mg cheap – buy amaryl generic buy pepcid online cheap

  138. Famzwi Says:

    clozaril over the counter – purchase accupril pill pepcid 40mg ca

  139. Gqniex Says:

    quetiapine 50mg cost – desyrel 50mg cost where can i buy eskalith

  140. Ugdcow Says:

    seroquel 50mg sale – eskalith order eskalith buy online

  141. Dkhdoq Says:

    order quetiapine online cheap – buy fluvoxamine 50mg buy eskalith no prescription

  142. Ojairg Says:

    order generic anafranil – imipramine canada buy sinequan sale

  143. Aqcaor Says:

    order anafranil 25mg pills – celexa price doxepin online order

  144. Wcplfz Says:

    order atarax 10mg online – order fluoxetine 20mg generic buy endep without prescription

  145. Bmxegw Says:

    anafranil 25mg without prescription – paroxetine cost buy cheap generic doxepin

  146. Bwqubv Says:

    hydroxyzine 25mg canada – cost nortriptyline amitriptyline brand

  147. Gzshzd Says:

    atarax pills – oral prozac 20mg purchase endep generic

  148. Izwfno Says:

    buy amoxil paypal – oral ceftin 500mg cipro ca

  149. Jvfyds Says:

    buy augmentin generic – order augmentin 1000mg generic order ciprofloxacin 500mg pill

  150. Cyelys Says:

    buy cheap generic augmentin – order myambutol 1000mg online cheap ciprofloxacin

  151. Fdtuwg Says:

    where can i buy clavulanate – buy ciprofloxacin generic ciprofloxacin tablet

  152. Ixjgto Says:

    purchase amoxicillin online – where to buy amoxicillin without a prescription cipro 1000mg without prescription

  153. Qaobhu Says:

    amoxil over the counter – buy cefadroxil 250mg sale buy cipro 1000mg pills

  154. Astzqb Says:

    cleocin brand – vantin without prescription order generic chloramphenicol

  155. Hsrbym Says:

    order azithromycin 500mg without prescription – buy generic sumycin ciplox 500mg drug

  156. Ymhmbg Says:

    order cleocin generic – generic vibra-tabs chloromycetin buy online

  157. Jjtffm Says:

    order azithromycin pills – buy flagyl 200mg sale buy ciplox 500 mg

  158. Klnhen Says:

    order cleocin 300mg pills – order generic cefpodoxime 200mg buy chloramphenicol for sale

  159. Vxfrpj Says:

    azithromycin 250mg price – metronidazole 200mg generic cheap ciplox 500mg

  160. Sdruaz Says:

    ivermectin 6 mg tablet – buy cefaclor generic cefaclor 500mg us

  161. Hlcjuq Says:

    ivermectin 3mg otc – how to get doxycycline without a prescription cefaclor sale

  162. Mcrmue Says:

    albuterol price – order seroflo inhaler order theo-24 Cr generic

  163. Nshoap Says:

    purchase ventolin inhalator for sale – theo-24 Cr 400mg us theo-24 Cr 400 mg generic

  164. Yyoqpr Says:

    order generic albuterol 4mg – how to get fexofenadine without a prescription order theophylline generic

  165. Ttnlqn Says:

    order desloratadine 5mg for sale – order albuterol 2mg generic buy albuterol

  166. Ucrrmb Says:

    buy generic medrol online – order montelukast generic astelin online

  167. Mzrgyj Says:

    buy desloratadine online cheap – generic ventolin buy albuterol generic

  168. Rfbvrp Says:

    desloratadine oral – buy generic aristocort 10mg ventolin 2mg generic

  169. Fxxlpm Says:

    micronase 5mg cost – buy pioglitazone 15mg online cheap buy dapagliflozin online

  170. Frgxoq Says:

    micronase 2.5mg drug – buy glucotrol 10mg online dapagliflozin ca

  171. Izkksa Says:

    glyburide 5mg tablet – glyburide us buy cheap generic forxiga

  172. Nzvrdi Says:

    prandin usa – purchase jardiance online cheap empagliflozin 10mg drug

  173. Jablsm Says:

    oral lamisil 250mg – fluconazole cost where can i buy grifulvin v

  174. Vkymfm Says:

    how to buy terbinafine – order lamisil 250mg pills griseofulvin pill

  175. Evpodx Says:

    buy lamisil 250mg pill – griseofulvin griseofulvin order online

  176. Qefzkh Says:

    how to buy rybelsus – rybelsus online order buy DDAVP no prescription

  177. Jwlvex Says:

    rybelsus 14mg drug – how to buy glucovance desmopressin cost

  178. Rzfiyl Says:

    purchase semaglutide – order glucovance sale cheap desmopressin

  179. Dciiox Says:

    buy nizoral 200mg pills – lotrisone ca order itraconazole 100mg online

Leave a Reply