July 30, 2014

Health care costs concern Kind

Wisconsin’s 3rd District Congressman wants changes in health care across America.

U.S. Representative Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) believes several medical organizations in Wisconsin are setting good examples for how to be more efficient and effective. Kind believes it’s necessary to change the way we pay for health care so it’s based on the quality of care given and not the volume of services provided.

AUDIO: Kind :25

The La Crosse Democrat believes we need to move away from the pressure to provide every possible test and procedure and instead focus on delivering what is right for the patient. With that in mind, he would support some form of tort reform.

AUDIO: Kind :18

Kind has become very involved in health care issues. He was recently named to the Rural Health Care Coalition, and he just introduced a bill to repeal the taxes on medical devices saying it hurts small manufacturers and affects patient access to lifesaving equipment.

Larry Lee, WSAU