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John Cox on Health Care

Republican Party Chair, Cook County (IL)


Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage

Q: Nations with socialized medicine reduced the cost of their healthcare systems by restricting patients' access that needed treatments and healthcare rationing. Will you protect the availability of needed medical care by opposing current efforts to subject Americans to government-mandated health insurance and universal coverage?
Source: [Xref Huckabee] 2007 GOP Values Voter Presidential Debate Sep 17, 2007

Protect disabled and vulnerable people like Terri Schiavo

Q: My name is Bobby Schindler, and I'm with the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation. My beloved sister Terri Schiavo was starved & dehydrated to death, in the land of abundance. The world watched because she was disabled & unable to speak for herself. Would you support legislation that would protect the cognitively disabled & vulnerable people from having their food & water taken away?
Source: [Xref Paul] 2007 GOP Values Voter Presidential Debate Sep 17, 2007

Insurance reward for avoiding tobacco, alcohol, obesity

Q: Healthcare consumes up to 17% of our GNP. It appears that lifestyles that are based in moral principles would reduce healthcare expenditures. Would you support a private healthcare approach that rewards behavior that promotes moral lifestyles-- that is, avoiding alcohol and tobacco consumption, as well as obesity reduction, exercise and nutrition that promotes health?
Source: [Xref Huckabee] 2007 GOP Values Voter Presidential Debate Sep 17, 2007

Competition brings down costs and improves efficiency

Competition in health care will bring down costs and improve efficiency. We should inject patient and doctor choice into the system to create more accountability and cost control. As president, I will use America's influence to force an end to foreign governments' subsidizing drug costs at Americans' expense. Ending the tax deduction for employee health insurance would provide more opportunity for patient choice and consumer power.
Source: Campaign website, cox2008.com Jul 2, 2007

Supply-and-demand will improve the health care crisis

Cox supports private investment accounts instead of the current Social Security system and as president would try to bring down the national deficit by reducing bureaucracy, including axing several federal departments, and "entitlement spending." He thinks supply-and-demand will improve the health care crisis in America but at the same time, feels some recent corporate mergers have harmed competition in other areas of the economy.
Source: John Kozoil, in "The Citizen", Laconia, NH Jun 11, 2007

Other candidates on Health Care: John Cox on other issues:
Nominees:
GOP: Sen.John McCain
Democrat: Sen.Barack Obama
Dem.V.P.: Sen.Joe Biden

GOP V.P. Possibilities:
Gov.Haley Barbour(MS)
Gov.Charlie Crist(FL)
Mayor Rudy Giuliani(NYC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Sen.Joe Lieberman(CT)
Gov.Tim Pawlenty(MN)
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Gov.Mark Sanford(SC)

Third Parties:
Constitution: Chuck Baldwin
Libertarian: Rep.Bob Barr
Libertarian: Sen.Mike Gravel
Constitution: Amb.Alan Keyes
Liberation: Gloria La Riva
Green: Rep.Cynthia McKinney
Socialist: Brian Moore
Independent: Ralph Nader
Libertarian: Rep.Ron Paul
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Page last updated: Oct 01, 2008