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"It's Time We Make Healthcare More Accessible and More Affordable" - Spike Cohen

"It's Time We Make Healthcare More Accessible and More Affordable" - Spike Cohen

8 months ago

Spike Cohen the Libertarian Party nominee for Vice-President released the following statement regarding healthcare on August 17, 2020. Spike is accompanied by his running mate Jo Jorgensen the Libertarian Nominee for President who will be on the ballot in all 50 states, and is capable of winning 270 electoral votes.

Removing the state from medical occupational licensing would remove politicians from the equation. They would no longer be making decisions in a field in which they have no expertise. Third party, independent licensing and certification agencies gives shifts power and decision making to the people, where it belongs. Government doesn’t belong in healthcare. It’s time we make healthcare more accessible and more affordable.

The #COVID19 pandemic has made clear that government licensing of health professionals blocks access to care.

Licensing gives state politicians control over how many providers there are, the training requirements for each, and the range of services a clinician may perform.

These licensing requirements:

Reduces access to healthcare

Raises prices

Reduces the number of health professionals

Prevents health professionals from providing services they are competent to provide

Prevents capable individuals from entering the profession due to quotas.

By suspending such rules to improve access to care for COVID-19 patients, states have acknowledged that their licensing requirements prevent access and keep prices high.

We need to end excessive licensing in #healthcare

For more information Health Care Workforce Reform: COVID-19 Spotlights Need for Changes to Clinician Licensing