State of New York Archives: on Health Care


Rob Astorino: ObamaCare meltdown changes the political landscape

Campaign sources said the changing national and New York political landscape--brought about by the ObamaCare fiasco and the election of confirmed leftist Bill de Blasio--had convinced Astorino that there's a strong chance he could defeat Cuomo next year.

"Cuomo backed ObamaCare to the nines, and by his own admission, he's a good buddy of de Blasio, whose class-warfare rhetoric and high-tax policies directly contradict what Cuomo claims he wants for New York,'' said a source with direct knowledge of Astorino's thinking. "The ObamaCare meltdown and the political problems de Blasio is going to cause Cuomo change the dynamic in New York to the benefit of a moderate Republican like Rob."

Source: New York Post on 2014 N. Y. gubernatorial race, "Powwow" Nov 18, 2013

Kirsten Gillibrand: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban

There was some common ground. Both oppose the idea of a federal ban on the sale of large sugary drinks similar to the one enacted by Mayor Bloomberg in the city.
Source: New York Daily News on 2012 N. Y. Senate debate Oct 17, 2012

Wendy Long: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban

There was some common ground. Both oppose the idea of a federal ban on the sale of large sugary drinks similar to the one enacted by Mayor Bloomberg in the city.
Source: New York Daily News on 2012 N. Y. Senate debate Oct 17, 2012

Joe DioGuardi: Purpose of reform should have been to reduce the cost

Gillibrand said she's concerned about insurance companies raising premiums before the changes kick in. "It doesn't really start until 2014, and I will tell you many insurers have raised their rates," Gillibrand said. "I want a full investigation."

DioGuardi said the health care law should be repealed and restructured to rein in spending. "The whole purpose of health care reform should have been to reduce the cost of health care," he said. "It did not."

Source: WNYC News coverage of 2010 N. Y. Senate debate Oct 15, 2010

Kirsten Gillibrand: Investigate insurers until full program initiates in 2014

Gillibrand said the health care bill she helped pass last year is a strong one. But she said she's concerned about insurance companies raising premiums before the changes kick in. "It doesn't really start until 2014, and I will tell you many insurers have raised their rates," Gillibrand said. "I want a full investigation."

DioGuardi said the health care law should be repealed and restructured to rein in spending. "Health care reform did not reduce the cost of health care." he said.

Source: WNYC News coverage of 2010 N. Y. Senate debate Oct 15, 2010

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