A Republican candidate in the US Senate race wants a full repeal of President Obama’s federal health care reforms.
Former Congressman Mark Neumann says he wants to completely dismantle the health care changes made by Democrats in 2010. He says that includes getting rid of the funding and taking apart the bureaucracy set up to implement the law.
Neumann says that would include provisions that extend how long children can stay on their parents’ insurance and that keep providers from denying coverage based on a pre-existing condition. He says those issues “should be negotiated between the employer, the employee, and the insurance company” so they can design the most cost-effective plan to meet their needs.
To replace the law, Neumann wants the federal government to focus on tort reform, expanding the use of Health Savings Accounts, and allowing the public to shop across state lines for coverage. He says those changes would help to drive down costs through competition.
Neumann is running against former Governor Tommy Thompson, Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, and investor Eric Hovde in the GOP primary.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:04)