Project 2018

Project 2018

Building strong communities in Georgia's 13th congressional district
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Georgia’s 13th Congressional District
Georgia's 13th congressional district consists of the southwest quadrant of metro Atlanta and include suburban towns of Smyrna, Mableton, Douglasville, Fairburn, Riverdale, Jonesboro, and Stockbridge. Click here to find your district.  
Issues Affecting Families
Affordable Healthcare - Families in our district are suffering from the burdensome cost of health insurance made worse by Obamacare. Free market principles offer the best solutions to lower the cost of care. Economy &...
Principles Make Georgia Great
Faith comes first. The people of Georgia are a prayerful people. The freedom to worship in a manner of one’s choosing should be defended. Families are the backbone of a strong nation and its communities....

What’s it all about?

Citizens of Georgia’s 13th congressional district need their voices heard on federal issues affecting our families and communities.  We are dedicated to develop and communicate solutions which represent our shared principles of individual liberty and self-government.

Articles by Travis Klavohn

David Scott is Dead Wrong on Trade
David Scott is Dead Wrong on Trade
Congressman David Scott (D) is dead wrong by opposing trade deals and does not represent the economic interests of Georgia or the 13th congressional district....
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The Rural Hospital Crisis in Georgia
The Rural Hospital Crisis in Georgia
A recent CNN article shows that 53% of rural hospitals in the state of Georgia are at risk of closing if Medicaid funds are cut....
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The Medical Cartel is Keeping Health Care Costs High
The Medical Cartel is Keeping Health Care Costs High
By Travis Klavohn and Laurie Williams. Republished with permission from FEE.org In 2010, the small town of Collegedale, Tennessee had the dubious distinction of having...
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Conservatives: Demand Republicans Repeal and Abolish Obamacare
Conservatives: Demand Republicans Repeal and Abolish Obamacare
In modern American politics, conservatism has traditionally staked its ideological home the Republican Party. Yet, the career politicians who claim to be Republicans are not...
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IN GROUNDBREAKING DECISION, DC COURT ORDERS IRS TO RETURN MONEY TO VICTIMS
IN GROUNDBREAKING DECISION, DC COURT ORDERS IRS TO RETURN MONEY TO VICTIMS
by Laura Williams and Travis Klavohn, Republished with permission by FEE.org The judicial branch exists primarily to ensure that Constitutional principles are properly upheld by...
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Health Reform

health care reform, market reform, health costsHealth care reform is one of the great challenges of our time. Health costs threaten the fiscal well-being of families, competitiveness of American businesses, and the financial solvency of the US federal government. It is time to put American families first.

Regardless of which version of health care reform prevails in the legislative process, ACA, AHCA, BCRA, or some combination of the three, further reforms are necessary to lower the cost of care. If health services cost less, health insurance will also cost less.

The factors driving the cost of care are complex. The solutions should be simple. And, free market solutions offer the best means to deliver quality services at an affordable price while maintaining the liberties Americans value.

Freedom First Health Reform

  1. End the individual mandate to purchase health insurance and all associated penalties under ACA by amending the existing federal law.
  2. Eliminate the Minimum Essential Coverage provision and allow employers and patients to choose their own health benefits by amending the existing federal law.
  3. Allow Universally Available Health Savings Accounts by two simple amendments to the federal tax code. First, allow US citizens and employers to contribute toward Health Savings Accounts on a pre-tax basis regardless of health insurance. Second, add health insurance premiums to the definition of qualified medical expenses.
  4. Import pharmaceuticals by allowing consumers, employers, and insurance companies to purchase pharmaceuticals in international markets with no additional restrictions, penalties, or loss of coverage than if they bought them in the US.
  5. Increase patient choice by requiring all hospitals and physicians to make fee schedules and quality outcomes publicly available. Consumers should be able to comparison shop for health services.
  6. Reform the billing practices of physicians and hospitals so that they utilize a single fee schedule regardless of who pays the bill.
  7. Allow more healthcare providers to meet burgeoning demand for primary care by allowing alternative health care professionals. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants should be able to perform more services at a lower cost without risk of fraud.
  8. Defend against anti-competitive mergers among physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers which in effect act as monopolies and increase costs.
  9. Foster competition among hospitals by eliminating the current Certificate of Need (CON) requirement in certain states like Georgia.
  10. Reform state licensing of doctors. Current professional licensing practices restrict supply and increase costs. Consumers need more qualified physicians admitted to medical schools and medical boards.

The above does not exhaust the list. All of the specific measures above involve less red tape, more personal choice, less government, and lower cost. Implementing this plan requires detailed legislation as well as fighting entrenched special interests.