Finding affordable health care is a real concern for families in Southern New Mexico. But a one-size-fits-all government-run health care system is not a solution. Steve Pearce’s agenda of reform starts with common sense changes that will lower costs and increase access. In Congress, Pearce fought for Health Savings Accounts, Association Health Plans, and helped pass the Medicare Prescription Drug benefit that lowered costs and saved money for millions of seniors.
The United Federation of Teachers -- one of President Obama's key political backers -- is the biggest beneficiary of a White House sweetheart deal that will exempt certain outfits from complying with new health-care rules, officials revealed yesterday.
Submitted by Steve Pearce on Sat, 2010-03-20 17:00
"Tax cuts create jobs...."
-Governor Bill Richardson D-NM
The corollary is also true. Tax increases kill jobs. You will find a summary of taxes increased and will understand the jobs that will be eliminated when Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in the House pass the health care bill. Our economy is bleeding jobs and we see exactly the wrong policies come out of Washington.
Submitted by Steve Pearce on Tue, 2010-03-16 18:37
New Mexico is constantly losing doctors.
The risk of frivolous lawsuits is driving many of them out of the state. Nationwide, doctors every year are declaring their retirement. A big factor in many retirements is the threat of frivolous lawsuits. Why does the Governor ignore this loss of business? Obviously Richardson understands that frivolous lawsuits kill jobs. He is willing for that to happen, just not with the Spaceport.
Submitted by Steve Pearce on Mon, 2010-02-08 14:22
Health And Medical Savings Accounts Help Lower Costs For Everyone
Young people are opting out of health insurance. That is one of the frequently mentioned problems in our health care system that experts discuss. Young people bring down the cost of insurance for the rest of the population because they do not use it as much as the older segments of the population. When they opt not to purchase policies, it drives up the price for the remaining pool of consumers; who, on average, use the insurance more.
One of the things we should be doing is encouraging younger buyers back into the insurance pool. The Healthcare bill threatens fines and jail time to do that. I prefer positive stimulation.
The Health Savings account is a medical IRA that was put into law during my time in Congress. It is a retirement account that is usable, tax free, at any age if used to pay for the insurance premium, deductibles, doctor visits or pharmacy costs. A portion of the amount unused in any year stays in the savings account. It rewards healthy lifestyles and informed health care consumption. As the IRA builds in value, the deductible can be increased which lowers the cost of the insurance.
Submitted by Administrator on Mon, 2009-11-16 09:54
Local blogger Bill Haralson recently sat down with Steve Pearce for an interview.
So after months of speculation and constant wavering on the issue, Harry Teague did the politically-expedient thing and voted against the Democrat healthcare bill that passed by a narrow 220-215 margin on Saturday night. Teague is trying to spin his vote as a principled stand against his own party's leadership and against growing deficits and government spending. But we know better. And we must remind the voters around the district of the facts.