Every American deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare, but Obamacare is not the answer. It empowers government bureaucrats at the expense of patients and doctors, and will inevitably lead to higher costs and lower-quality care. While the repeal of Obamacare is vital, conservatives have a duty to offer a positive, alternative vision.
Formerly chaired by renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, the Save Our Healthcare Project was launched in January 2014 to begin laying out a path forward.
Over the course of 2014, more than 600,000 Americans joined our nationwide petition campaign, including over a dozen candidates from some of the most high-profile 2014 Senate campaigns. We released our first principles for health reform, as well as a 5-part video series explaining our solutions, and ultimately helped to elect a new majority in the U.S. Senate dedicated to dismantling and replacing Obamacare with real, patient-centered health reforms.
First Principles and Solutions
Prior to sharing our solutions, we wanted to ensure the American people first understood the sincerity of our values.
Our health is the most personal and important thing we possess, therefore its care must be under our control.
Centralization and bureaucracy are the antithesis of personalization, and only discourage choice and innovation.
Large-scale change should not be imposed from above. Instead, we must have the freedom to choose what is best for our families and build on proven success.
Advancing technology and innovation can reduce costs and increase efficiency but every individual must always own and control their personal medical information.
States should have maximum flexibility to design the programs that serve their citizens.
Employers and individuals purchasing health insurance must always be free to buy coverage and benefits consistent with their moral and religious beliefs.
Physicians are the backbone of our healthcare system and deserve to practice in an environment free of unnecessary, frivolous and costly lawsuits.
Built upon our first principles, we released our brief, 5-part video series laying out our Remedy for a Free & Healthy America:
Part 1: Personal Accounts, Personal Control
Part 2: Tort Reform
Part 3: Access for Every American
Part 4: Leveraging Science & Technology
Part 5: Empowering the States
In 2014, a New Senate Majority Ready to Save Our Healthcare
The 2014 midterm elections were a battle over control of the U.S. Senate – would Harry Reid continue to block progress, or would we elect a new team dedicated to implementing real health reform?
To help frame the debate, American Legacy PAC released the Save Our Healthcare 2014 Candidate Petition to get as many Senate candidates as possible on the record supporting our reforms. Nearly every high-profile Senate candidate joined us, and together with American Legacy PAC, Save Our Healthcare supporters helped them win through hundreds of thousands of grassroots donations.