Milton Wolf on Health Care



Repeal ObamaCare & replace with PatientCare free market

Question topic: It is the government's responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Wolf: Strongly Disagree

Question topic: The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) should be repealed by Congress.

Wolf: Strongly Agree. As a medical doctor, I am well aware of the many reasons why we must fully repeal ObamaCare. I have authored a free-market alternative to ObamaCare, called PatientCare. I believe we must fully repeal ObamaCare and replace it with a free-market alternative.

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Kansas Senate race , Jul 2, 2014

Apologizes for posting gruesome medical X-rays on Facebook

Milton Wolf sought forgiveness Sunday from anyone offended by his posting to Facebook of gory medical images of dead & injured people.

Wolf responded to a story published by The Topeka Capital-Journal and a tidal wave of condemnation about X-ray imager he uploaded to the social media site and sadistic jokes he made online about individuals killed by gunfire or harmed in other ways. "Several years ago, I made some comments about these images that were insensitive to the seriousness of what the images revealed," Wolf, a radiologist, said. "I soon removed those images. However, my mistakes are my own & I take full responsibility for them."

He said the cumulative effect of witnessing human suffering & tragedy took a toll on those practicing medicine, but "I am truly sorry and ask for your forgiveness."

Wolf also held his "political adversary" responsible for igniting controversy about the images. He said Roberts "wants to attack me as a doctor rather than giving Kansans a reason to vote for him."

Source: Topeka Capital-Journal AdWatch on 2014 Kansas Senate race , Feb 23, 2014

ObamaCare is the most disastrous law of our lifetimes

Dr. Wolf's latest Washington Times column discusses more lies by President Obama about ObamaCare, and more problems with the law that Americans will soon face:

"There's just no way around this: President Obama looked America in the eye and lied. The president was so hellbent on 'fundamentally transforming' the country with his health care takeover that he intentionally deceived you--he lied--not once or twice, but over and over again."

"ObamaCare is the most disastrous law of our lifetimes, one that was forced upon us in the most dishonest of ways in order to fundamentally transform America from the Land of the Free into a nation of dependents. The ObamaCare days of reckoning have barely begun, and our only salvation now is to repeal this train wreck in its entirety and to be honest with Americans about what measures actually work: patient-centered, market-driven reforms."

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website: press release, "ObamaCare" , Dec 12, 2013

Replace ObamaCare with PatientCare

Wolf became a nationally known, outspoken critic of ObamaCare and its effects on the practice of medicine. He has also stated that as a Doctor who has cared for thousands of Kansans through the years he knows firsthand the harm that ObamaCare is doing to our country and to Kansas families. He pledged to fight every day for its repeal and to never cast a vote that funds any portion of this terrible law.

"America's health care system should not be centered around the government and it should not be centered around doctors. America's health care system should be centered around patients. I call my plan simply: PatientCare." said Wolf.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website: press release, "Announce" , Oct 8, 2013

ObamaCare extends "crony health care" which began in 1929

While we certainly have problems, America still has the finest health care system in the world. That patients flee their government-run systems--like Great Britain's and Canada's--and flock to America for our medical miracles should be an obvious clue to not recreate their failures; obvious to everyone, that is, except ObamaCare supporters.

While the Constitution does not give the federal government the authority to interfere with our health care, the big-government types have been at work for decades and have, by any fair assessment, wreaked havoc. The first health care waiver was granted in 1929 when the American Medical Association successfully lobbied that Blue Cross be exempt from certain regulations and taxes. Thus began the era of crony health care where Big Government's friends were more equal than the rest of us.

Source: Milton Wolf OpEd on FoxNews.com: 2014 Kansas Senate race , May 10, 2011

ObamaCare turns health insurers into public utilities

ObamaCare mandates that every free citizen purchase state-sanctioned insurance while it increases taxes (on everything from tampons and tanning salons to gold and the sale of your home); it increases spending even more; it turns health insurance companies into public utilities; it eliminates proven free-market reforms and it sets in place the mechanism for health care rationing. What's more, ObamaCare has been ruled unconstitutional.

The unkeepable promises of ObamaCare are, as we say in medicine, too numerous to count, and are already collapsing. You can keep your current doctor and your current insurance. No tax increases. No rationing. Reduce the deficit. Four million new jobs created--"400,000 almost immediately." Public hearings. These are the pathetic peddlings of false hope.

The President made yet another empty promise: if there was a way to solve our health care problems with the free market, he said, he'd be happy to do so. I'm calling his obvious bluff.

Source: Milton Wolf OpEd on FoxNews.com: 2014 Kansas Senate race , May 10, 2011

Free market solutions ALREADY work; so add more

The President made an empty promise: if there was a way to solve our health care problems with the free market, he said, he'd be happy to do so. I'm calling his obvious bluff. It's not just that free market solutions will work, it's that they already are! Areas like Lasik eye surgery, cosmetic surgery and even medical tourism have seen medical costs decrease and patient satisfaction soar. There are numerous reform measures Americans deserve; key among them are these:
  1. Tax Fairness. Allow Americans to purchase their own insurance without a tax penalty.
  2. End state insurance and licensing monopolies. End the devastating boundaries that kill competition and drive up costs.
  3. Eliminate frivolous lawsuits. You pay a "lawsuit tax" on everything from Band-Aids to open-heart surgery. The average obstetrician's malpractice insurance cost approaches $100,000 per year & they each deliver around 100 babies per year. That $1000 per baby "lawsuit tax". Source: Milton Wolf OpEd on FoxNews.com: 2014 Kansas Senate race , May 10, 2011

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