SENIORS’ & VETERANS’ HEALTHCARE BILL OF RIGHTS
My opponents have done nothing of substance for seniors or soldiers in the last decade
Doctor Bob Villare for Assembly–District 3 pledges to:
PROTECT MEDICARE. NO CUTS IN MEDICARE, NO FREE CARE FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS AND DON’T CUT MEDICARE IN THE NAME OF HEALTHCARE REFORM: No cuts from Medicare, Medicaid or any other plan that funds seniors’ care. No free healthcare for folks who don’t have a right to be in our country. Medicare should not be raided to pay for another entitlement.
PROHIBIT GOVERNMENT FROM GETTING BETWEEN SENIORS AND THEIR DOCTORS: The government-run healthcare experiment will give patients less power to control their medical decisions, and create government boards that decide what treatments get funded. Doctor Villare believes in patient-centered reforms that put the priorities of seniors before government.
PROHIBIT EFFORTS TO RATION HEALTHCARE BASED ON AGE: The government-run healthcare experiment sets up a “comparative effectiveness research commission” where treatment decisions could be limited based on a patient’s age. I believe that health care decisions are best left up to seniors, their families and their well-trained and informed doctors.
PREVENT GOVERNMENT FROM INTERFERING WITH END-OF-LIFE CARE DISCUSSIONS: The government-run healthcare experiment mandates seniors meet to discuss end-of-life care. It is none of the government’s business to impose consultants to discuss your end-of-life advanced medical directive. Seniors with their family, their doctor and lawyer can help with this decision; not the government.
ENSURE SENIORS CAN KEEP THEIR CURRENT COVERAGE: As steep cuts are proposed in Medicare & Medicaid in order to pay for a government-run healthcare experiment, these cuts threaten millions of seniors with being forced from their current Medicare Advantage plans. Seniors will pay more for less. This will not happen in New Jersey under my watch.
PROTECT VETERANS BY PRESERVING TRICARE AND OTHER BENEFIT PROGRAMS FOR MILITARY FAMILIES: Democrat leaders recently proposed raising veterans’ costs for the Tricare For Life program that many veterans rely on for treatment. I oppose increasing a burden on our veterans and believe America owes it to them to extend payment to private university hospitals to provide our veterans the best care and give Veterans Freedom of Choice for their healthcare needs. After all, it is the soldiers who give us our freedom.