Ben Carson releases 7 pillars of Obamacare replacement

Ben Carson releases 7 pillars of Obamacare replacement

Dr. Ben Carson on Thursday released seven principles he says will guide him as he develops his own conservative alternative to Obamacare.

The former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital released the principles through his role as chairman of the American Legacy PAC’s Save Our Healthcare Project.

Here are the principles, which the American Legacy PAC says will be developed into an alternative healthcare plan to Obamacare later this year:

  • 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 successes.
  • Advancing technology and innovation can reduce costs and increase efficiency but every individual must always own and control their personal medical information.

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