Explain the role you believe the federal government should play in addressing the cost of and access to healthcare.

Clark Patterson

35th District


Libertarians believe that Obamacare should be phased out and replaced with a complete free market in health care. We should also phase out Medicare and Medicaid within one to two generations [25-50 years]. Unfortunately, too many Americans today believe that health care is a right. It is not. Removing all levels of government from health care would, in the long run, greatly reduce overall health care spending. In a complete free market in health care, Americans would pay almost all of their health care costs “out of pocket.” Insurance would likely only pay for health emergencies.