'It's a Bad Joke': NH Congressional Candidate Levenson on Health Care
Dr. Stewart Levenson is no stranger to holding people accountable.
Levenson along with several other doctors became whistleblowers in July revealing inadequate care and safety problems at the Manchester VA to reporters at the Boston Globe.
Now, he's taking aim at politicians in his run for Congress in New Hampshire's 2nd district.
Levenson, a Republican, sat down with NH1.com on Tuesday to discuss how he would make others accountable as well as his plans to defeat the opioid crisis and overhaul health care.
"Everything that we have now, get rid of it. It's a bad joke," he said. "Health savings accounts would be a good part of the solution.
"The same test here in a small region like New Hampshire varies by 300 percent. If you need an MRI and you just go to the first place you walk into, you could be paying three times what the place next door is charging for the identical test."
When he's not campaigning, Levenson hangs out with Levenson's Lovey Libby, a Llewellin setter who is his companion and a "sweet" girl.
You can watch the full interview above.
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