As part of this month's coverage of the Nov. 4 election for Maryland's 6th District seat in Congress, The Herald-Mail asked the three candidates to respond in up to 100 words to a few questions about issues.
The first question is: What health care plan do you support and why?
U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, Republican: America has a very expensive sick care system. I support changes so we can have the best health care system by improving the quality of our health care and reducing our costs. Most Americans trust themselves and their families and their doctors much more than government bureaucrats or health insurance companies to care about and best meet their health care needs and improve their quality of life. That is why I support policies that give patients and doctors more choices and more control over health care decisions. That is why I oppose government-run single-payer health care.