State of Illinois Archives: on Health Care

Mike Bost: Increase insured without ObamaCare's government bureaucracy

Mike Bost believes that individuals, families and small businesses understand their health care needs better than government bureaucrats. We can agree with the provisions of allowing younger Americans to remain on their parent's insurance, banning insurance companies from denying pre-existing condition and removing lifetime caps. However, it does not mean ObamaCare is the right answer as it fails to address the affordability of quality health care.

There are several steps that we can take to lower costs and increase the number of insured without creating the government bureaucracy as ObamaCare did. Mike supports allowing businesses and associations to pull together their health plans to obtain larger health care premium discounts from major health insurers; full federal income tax deductibility for co-payments; and encouraging more, not less competition, in the Medicare system by expanding, not shrinking, the popular Medicare Advantage program.

Source: 2014 Illinois House campaign website, Nov 4, 2014

Sharon Hansen: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility

Question topic: It is the government's responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Hansen: Strongly Disagree.

Question topic: The Affordable Care Act should be repealed by Congress.

Hansen: Strongly Agree. ObamaCare needs to be completely repealed in its entirety. It is a massive wasteful bureaucracy that has nothing to do with health care and everything to do with government control. Private charity can take over for those needing care they cannot afford.

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Illinois Senate race Sep 30, 2014

Napoleon Harris: $50M to expand Medicaid services

SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services: Concurrence Vote Passed Senate (46 - 10); Napoleon Harris voted Yea