Dr. Manny Sethi sets healthcare plans for US Senate campaign

Written by Alan Condon | July 11, 2019 | Print  |

Manny Sethi, MD, discussed his plans for healthcare change in an interview with TimesNews.

The Nashville-based orthopedic trauma surgeon launched his bid for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat in early June and is endorsed by the Political Action Committee of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

"I think healthcare is in a mess. I think you're paying more for less. I think Obamacare has failed us," Dr. Sethi said in an interview with TimesNews. "The problem is the conservative movement and Republicans have not offered a viable alternative." 

Dr. Sethi, who considers himself a conservative Republican, believes healthcare, immigration and the opioid crisis are big issues that people in his home state want to see tackled. 

"What's facing Tennessee and the country is this opioid crisis. It is the HIV crisis of our time," Dr. Sethi told TimesNews

Dr. Sethi added that he would like to see large employer-based companies give their staff the money to buy their own health insurance rather than going to the "big tent insurers" and eradicate the essential health benefit system. 

Read Dr. Sethi's full Q+A with TimesNow here.

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