In 2009 Carson called for more regulation of an industry already heavily regulated and for increased government control over our healthcare needs. But he went even farther in 2012. In fact, he sounds like President Obama just a couple of weeks before he signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Obama said this in 2010:
Health Insurers will keep on doing this for as long as they can get away with it. This is no secret… They’re telling their investors this — ‘We are in the money. We are going to keep on making big profits even though a lot of folks are going to be put under hardship.”
Carson agrees with Obama. In America the Beautiful he suggests a “fairer,” uniform compensation system for doctors and healthcare providers. Prices will not be set by insurance companies whom he believes “make more money by elbowing their way in as the middle man and confiscating as much of the transaction between patient and caregiver as they can.”
Who will decide? Carson says we need “government regulators… to establish fair and consistent remunerations throughout the country.” In addition to more regulation “all bills” should be “submitted electronically into one common computer system” — this will generate “instant payments” from insurance companies.