Fox News host Mike Huckabee is advising Republicans to stop Obamacare by curing cancer.
Huckabee claimed that in order to stop the government program, Obamacare, the GOP needs to start another government program to cure cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and heart disease, notes ThinkProgress.org (video below).
"Our health care system is based on treatment. We spend most of the money on treating diseases, and you know why? Because there is money to be made on treating a disease. If you cure it, there's no money to be made. And if you prevent it, there's no money to be made. Our health care system is upside down and it needs to be changed so when people do have health care, insurance policy, it's personal, it's portable. And it's premium base so they got skin in the game," said Huckabee.
Huckabee did not mention how to actually bring down the costs of health insurance for 50 million uninsured Americans, but went on to advocate cures that the medical community has been working on for decades.
“We said in 1961 we were going to put a man on the moon and in a decade we did it. We said we were going to cure Polio and we did it in the 50s. We said we were going to build an atom bomb in the 40s and we did it. Where is that kinds of focus, funding and fixing it?” asked Huckabee.
However, Huckabee didn't mention that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) already spends billions on medical research.
Also, in May 2012, the Obama administration created and funded a National Alzheimer’s Plan to find new ways to prevent and treat the condition, noted Time.