By avoiding sound bites and respecting voters’ ability to understand issues, Governor Jeb Bush’s health—reform proposal demonstrates strong leadership. Repeal and replace Obamacare? Sure, Bush is for that, but no Republican politician should win points simply by regurgitating what many citizens fear has become little more than a slogan.

What is especially impressive is that Bush leads with a non—Obamacare issue—fundamental reform of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): “It should not cost $1.2 billion to $2.6 billion nor take 12 to 15 years to advance a medicine from discovery to patients, but that is the case under the Food and Drug Administration’s current regulatory mess.”

This should be music to the ears of patients who suffer from diseases that still cannot be cured, or those whose treatments are too expensive.