In a story by the Associated Press today, "Republicans differ on keeping parts of health law", Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Jim Rubens stands above his challengers when it comes to meaningful health care reform.
The AP reported, "Brown, however, said none of the federal law should remain in place and that there is nothing Congress should do to provide greater access to affordable health insurance."
The Jim Rubens for U.S. Senate campaign asks in response why voters should nominate Brown as GOP standard bearer if he is going to do nothing to improve access to affordable healthcare. The per person cost of healthcare in the U.S. is highest in the world, significantly burdening our economy and driving jobs offshore and Brown doesn't want to do anything about it? Jim Rubens believes that Obamacare must be repealed. But repealing Obamacare and doing "nothing" about healthcare problems, as Scott Brown suggests, is not a responsible option. Rubens has laid out a plan to help lower healthcare costs and improve quality.
To show contrast in this report, the AP states:
"Rubens said Congress should create catastrophic insurance pools to handle pre-existing conditions, with premium help for low-income individuals. He also has outlined a 15-point plan to reduce health care costs and improve quality that calls for means testing for Medicare and Social Security recipients, creating more community health clinics and allowing an interstate market for health insurance."
This most recent statement by Brown is contrary to earlier statements and positions which were still confusing, including positions supporting the grandfathering of all Obamacare health policy holders and the expansion of Medicaid in New Hampshire. On August 14th, the Rubens campaign called out "Brown to Take Position on Obamacare".
Brown’s vague, contradictory, and haphazardly changing positions on healthcare policy should lead voters to ask whether he would be unduly influenced in Washington by lobbyists and influence peddlers?