Health Care

The Texas Republican Party "supports the abolition of the Department of Health and Human Services."

The Texas Republican Party "believes that health care is not primarily a concern of the federal government."

"Texas Democrats are working to build strong communities with safe, healthy and thriving families. We support initiatives to ensure security for Texas families."

"Texas Democrats believe that every family deserves health care they can count on and a health care system that puts family health first."

Texas Democrats "believe that our communities, state and nation are stronger when we work together to meet common challenges. Strong communities are bound by the tradition of neighbor helping neighbor."

Texas Democrats "support guaranteeing health care for all 1.4 million uninsured children in

Texas. [Texas Democrats] support utilization of all federal funds available through the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and simplifying the Medicaid application process so that it mirrors CHIP."

John WorldPeace believes that a minimum health care system must be put in place by the federal government.  At the same time, John believes that without the present incentives in the private health care system, the quality of medical care as well as the continued advances in medical research would be significantly slowed.  The social security system functions well as a safety net along with the private pension plans supported by most businesses.  John believes that a federal minimum health care system, with an emphasis on prevention, can function along with a private health care system.  John does not believe in socialized medicine.