BURLINGTON/OCEAN COUNTY, NJ -
Third Congressional District Candidate Martin Weber showed sharp contrast between himself and the two major party candidates in the forum held by the Burlington County League of Women Voters this past Monday night.
While Democratic Congressman Andy Kim and Republican challenger David Richter went back and forth on the so far failed attempt to build a new VA Health Clinic in Brick Township, Weber delivered his vision for how to handle the VA Healthcare problem in America. “Why put up another building when you don’t run the existing ones right,” Weber states. “Another building going up doesn’t fix the problems Vets are having getting access to health care within the system.”
Weber, the lone Veteran in the race, is calling for a brand new approach to delivering health care to Veterans. Weber pledges to propose the “Jeff Act” if elected to Congress, named after his late partner Jeff Poissant. Under the proposal, VA Healthcare system would essentially be privatized with the Clinics being shutdown and members being issued an “Honor Card” that can be used at any medical facility in country. “We need to shut down the facilities,” declares Weber. “Veterans need to have the freedom to choose their doctors and to be able to go to a facility close to their home…not to mention that it would be cost effective for the American people not having to pay for the operational side of running clinics.”
When asked about inflated costs because of the way the private medical industry operates, Weber pledges to overhaul the entire health care system to ensure that no American gets taken advantage of. “Health care is a moral issue with me,” says Weber. “We live in the greatest country in the world…no one should ever have their time cut short because health care is too expensive or too selective to gain access to.”
PAID FOR BY THE CAMPAIGN TO ELECT INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE MARTIN WEBER FOR NJ'S THIRD CONGRESSIONAL SEAT