The Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare” is a massive federal intrusion into our health care system, which will limit consumer choice and erode the high quality of care that Americans are accustomed to receiving. Dr. Eck will fight every day to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a more sensible solution that leverages free market solutions to lower costs for everyone, protects choice in health care providers, and fosters innovation. Dr. Eck is the only candidate with a proven solution of providing medical care to those who cannot pay for it themselves. The Zarephath Health Center, which she founded 10 years ago, is true non-government charity, and can be replicated across the country.
Taxes are too high and are climbing higher, and the tax code is growing increasingly complex, to the disadvantage of middle-class Americans and small businesses. The time is now for real tax reform, coupled with a reduction in government spending.
Dr. Eck is pro-life and believes that life begins at conception. She will fight to protect the rights of the unborn.
Washington, DC continues to put pressure on the public school systems, but the quality of education provided by America’s public schools continues to decline. Choice in schools and curriculum is paramount to fostering an innovative and effective education system, and each state needs more leeway in determining what is best for its children. The people closest to the children— parents, teachers, principals and towns— ought to have the greatest input in determining the best location or method of educating them.
Despite many members of Congress claiming to be serious about reducing spending levels, we are yet to see real cuts. We haven’t seen a balanced budget passed by Congress since 2001. Dr. Eck is not beholden to any special interests, and she will fight to reduce spending across the board. She favors passing a Balanced Budget Amendment and putting a permanent end to earmarks.
Until the border is secure, any immigration law is fatally flawed. Close the borders first. Then we will decide how best to deal with illegal immigrants and the companies that knowingly hire them.
As the budget deficits have grown, so too has the overregulation of industries in this country. Excessive regulation curbs the creation of new businesses, and often forces businesses to close or relocate jobs to other countries. Dr. Eck would see through the repeal of many burdensome regulations. She would also seek to end the practice of having unaccountable federal bureaucrats set many of these implementation rules for legislation, and return this duty to the elected officials of Congress.
A Letter from Alieta Eck, M.D.
Dear Fellow Citizens of New Jersey,
Having more physicians in the Senate who understand the health care system would make real health care reform possible.
The more I study and learn about ObamaCare, the more convinced I am that this law will cause chaos and devastation to so many. On June 3rd, as I saw patients in the Zarephath Health Center, a non-government free clinic for the poor and uninsured, one woman told me that her employer is about to cut her hours from 36 to 29 1/2, “because of ObamaCare.” She will be one of the many who will take a hit “for the greater good,” whatever that means.
When our Constitution was framed, the signers envisioned our country to be one of citizen legislators—people who lived their lives in the private sector, but took off for a time to serve their country in the Congress. They did not envision career politicians who would become entrenched in Washington, DC and soon lose touch with what is going on back home. Many politicians are thinking of the next election and who they can favor in order to win re-election. That is not me.
If I became a US Senator, I would pledge to follow the Constitution even when it might seem unpopular. I founded a charity clinic nearly ten years ago and have learned much about how we care for people who have fallen onto hard times. I have studied the Medicaid system extensively and am convinced that we could do better—for patients, physicians and taxpayers.
Alieta Eck, MD