"Made-in-America Healthcare Act" Letter to President Donald J. Trump

 

September 27, 2019

 

President Donald J. Trump

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20500

 

Dear Mr. President:

 

Thank you for working to free the American people from the high costs of the Affordable Care Act and its restrictive limits on care and coverage. We also appreciate your administration’s refusal to defend the ACA in Texas vs. Azar.

 

We are writing to share our plan for: 1) restoring affordability and freedom to patients and doctors, and 2) protecting the charitable mission of medicine for which American medicine is recognized worldwide. 

 

Our plan focuses on the primary root of today’s unaffordability, loss of autonomy, end of confidentiality, and declining charitability:  the third-party payment system used to pay most medical bills today (government programs, employer coverage run by third-party administrators, and prepaid health plans). 

 

This third-party involvement extends to Health Savings Accounts because HSAs must be tied to a high-deductible health plan. Thus, physicians, hospitals and other clinicians that receive HSA payments do not find these payments as bureaucracy-free as a cash, check or credit card payment direct from patients.

 

Mr. President, imagine if we used similar prepaid third parties to determine coverage and payment for the food we eat. Not only would food be more expensive, we might lose access to our favorite grocery items and restaurant menu options. The prepaid managed food companies would limit which restaurants and grocery stores would be considered in-network, and what items would be on the shelves and on the menu.

 

Therefore, find enclosed a 10-point plan that offers freedom and affordability while stopping a single-payer, socialized medicine, public option or Medicare for All system. We have titled it the “Made-in-America Healthcare Act” or MAHA.

 

Thank you, Mr. President, for your continued attention to health care, a critically important issue for the future of freedom in America, and the future and prosperity of all Americans.

 

If you or your administration have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 651-646-8935.

 

Sincerely,

 

Twila Brase, RN, PHN

President and Co-founder

 

Enclosure - CCHF “Made-in-America Healthcare Act” 

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