Press ReleaseSeptember 24, 2020

Job Creators Network Applauds Trump Healthcare Reform Vision

Contains Similar Themes as JCN Foundation’s “Healthcare for You” Framework

Washington, DC (September 24, 2020) – Today, President Trump delivered a speech on healthcare reform in Charlotte, NC. The President announced a new executive order to eliminate surprise medical billing, while offering a broad vision of personalized healthcare during his second term, with an emphasis on lower cost, more choices, and better care while protecting those with preexisting conditions. These are the same themes as “Healthcare for You,” a reform framework released by the Job Creators Network Foundation in October 2019, which has gained strong support in the past year.

Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of Job Creators Network (JCN), released the following statement:

“Today shows the importance of ‘Healthcare for You’ – a seven-part framework for personalized healthcare that was produced with the input of 25,000 Americans – the largest healthcare market research ever conducted. The President’s speech shows that he is committed to the themes and policies that are at the heart of ‘Healthcare for You’ – lower cost, more choices, and better care while protecting those with preexisting conditions. We have been pushing ‘Healthcare for You’ with great success for the past year. We have built a wide coalition of reform advocates, including doctors, small business owners, policymakers, and influencers.  Our framework has been endorsed by former HHS Secretary Tom Price and Newt Gingrich. We cannot allow Joe Biden to impose the so-called ‘public option,’ which is really a gradual version of ‘Medicare for All’ that will destroy the doctor-patient relationship. We need personalized healthcare that will lower costs, provide more choices, and provide better care. We will get that with President Trump.”

Here are additional statements of support from 15 doctors:

Dr. Chad Savage, founder of YourChoice Direct Care in Michigan and partner of the JCN Foundation:

“It’s encouraging that President Trump made healthcare reform a focus of his speech in North Carolina. I was there and the atmosphere was electric. Americans are excited at the prospect of reforming our broken healthcare system and adopting a framework that puts patients in the driver’s seat, not Washington politicians and health insurance bureaucrats.”

Dr. Katarina Lindley, a practicing Texas physician and partner of the JCN Foundation:

“It’s obvious that Obamacare—characterized by skyrocketing costs, dwindling choice and government red tape—is not working. It’s time to reform the American healthcare system by restoring the patient-doctor relationship, which is the key to quality care. I’m glad President Trump is pushing the needle.”

Dr. Chris Stansbury, an optometrist in West Virginia and partner of the JCN Foundation.

“Everyone agrees the current healthcare system is broken, but more government will only make it worse. Obamacare opened the door for government to enter the exam room and now it’s time we push Big Brother back out. Adopting a public option, which acts as a stepping-stone to Medicare for All, will only open the door wider. It’s time for personalized healthcare rooted in choice and affordability.”

Dr. Christine Hoffman, a practicing physician in Tennessee and partner of the JCN Foundation:

“The coronavirus pandemic has underscored the importance of a strong and high-functioning healthcare system, something President Trump clearly understands. Reforming the system to provide patients with more choice and flexibility, while utilizing transparency as a tool to control costs will help the U.S. prepare for everything from the next broken arm to a future public health emergency.”

Dr. Marilyn Singleton, a board-certified anesthesiologist, past president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) and partner of the JCN Foundation: 

“A lot is at stake this election and healthcare reform is at the top of the list. Americans should be careful not to be hoodwinked by the allure of socialized medicine when we can see the effects unfold in real time in Canada and the U.K. It’s time to adopt a reform framework rooted in patient choice and affordability, not rigid programs that cost more and provide fewer services. President Trump understands that.”

Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H., Beverly Hills Board Certified Psychiatrist and partner of the JCN Foundation:

“The stressful events of 2020 have made Americans more aware than ever of their need for high quality healthcare at a cost they can afford. Fortunately, President Trump has their back with a personalized healthcare framework that will allow them to rest assured they will be well taken care of in the future.”

Dr. Scott Hardeman, a practicing physician in Missouri and partner of the JCN Foundation:

“President Trump understands that healthcare reform should be centered around the patient and not a big government program. A reform proposal should increase choice, lower costs and provide better healthcare—an outcome that can only be supplied by the free market, not politicians and health insurance bureaucrats.”

Dr. Mary Tipton, a practicing physician in Utah and partner of the JCN Foundation:

“A strong patient-doctor relationship is a key element to quality healthcare—a fundamental component that has been weakened by the current healthcare system. President Trump is helping to restore that relationship by pursuing reform anchored in choice, affordability and transparency. I, for one, am cheering him on.”

Dr. Judy Caldwell, an osteopathic family physician in Utah and partner of the JCN Foundation:

“Healthcare reform should accomplish three broad goals: increase choice, lower costs and restore the doctor-patient relationship. President Trump shares the same objectives and confirmed his commitment today to moving in that direction.”

Dr. Lee Kurisko, a radiologist working in Minnesota and partner of the JCN Foundation:

“Coming from Canada, I understand the consequences of socialized medicine like Medicare for All or the public option. Rather than try to shove all Americans into a one-size-fits-all program, healthcare reform should focus on providing patients with choice, transparent pricing and personalized care that addresses their unique circumstances.”

Dr. Jane Hughes, a board-certified ophthalmologist, clinical professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and partner of the JCN Foundation:

“Americans demand choice and affordability for every other product and service in the economy; there’s no reason healthcare should be any different. Pursuing reform that aims to provide Americans with a wide assortment of transparent healthcare options will allow market forces to supply patients with quality care at affordable prices. President Trump understands that relationship.”

Dr. Robert Campbell, president of Central Pennsylvania Anesthesia in Lebanon, former president of the Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists and partner of the JCN Foundation:

“Government has a role to play, but controlling how patients interact with doctors or attain medical care should not be one of them; government bureaucrats need to be removed from the exam room. Healthcare reform should be rooted in choice and the free market. That way, our doctors and hospitals can deliver the personalized healthcare at affordable prices that Americans want and deserve.”

Dr. Jane Orient, a physician in Arizona, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and partner of the JCN Foundation:

“Providing personalized care and an abundance of choice should be the focus of any healthcare reform framework, rather than a one-size-fits-all program like Medicare for All or the public option. President Trump understands the need to bring down medical costs and inject choice into American medical care. That’s why he’s putting patients and the relationship they have with their doctor at the center of his efforts.”

Dr. Kimberly Legg Corba, a practicing physician in Pennsylvania and partner of the JCN Foundation:

“Americans deserve personalized healthcare rooted in choice, affordability and transparency—something President Trump confirmed during his speech in North Carolina. The differences between what Americans deserve and the healthcare that would be delivered from programs like Medicare for All or the public option couldn’t be more stark.”

Dr. Sheila Page, a practicing physician in Texas, president of the Texas chapter of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and partner of the JCN Foundation:

“The current medical system has become dominated by middlemen intermediates who interfere with the relationship between physicians and patients. They rob the system of money intended for patient care and put barriers between patients and medical professionals who want to help them. President Trump has been able to recognize this problem and is willing to fight to restore the integrity of the medical profession and return control of medical care to the patients and caregivers. His plan will offer Americans the personalized medical care that is lacking in the current structure.”

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