State of Ohio Archives: on Health Care


Michael Pryce: ObamaCare intimidates doctors to withhold treatment

Pryce, who has written a book on the federal health care act and has his own competing health-care plan, said he's participated in two presidential medical round tables. The health-care law seeks to "intimidate and force doctors to withhold medication, treatment, fluids and nutrition and commit abortions against their will," he said. "There can be no greater crime than to demote the sanctity of life and intimidate doctors to end life based on cost-benefit analysis."
Source: Cleveland Jewish News coverage of 2012 Ohio Senate Debates Feb 29, 2012

Lee Fisher: Supports new healthcare reform law

On health care, Fisher supports the new health care reform law, while Portman wants to repeal it, calling it a big government approach and job killer that fails to contain costs.
Source: Dayton Daily News coverage of 2010 Ohio Senate debate Oct 13, 2010

Rob Portman: Repeal new health reform; it's a job killer

On health care, Fisher supports the new health care reform law, while Portman wants to repeal it, calling it a big government approach and job killer that fails to contain costs.
Source: Dayton Daily News coverage of 2010 Ohio Senate debate Oct 13, 2010

Lee Fisher: Health care reform is both a moral and economic imperative

Just over 20 years ago, my mother was suddenly diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a disease that would take her life at age 58. Though my family had the best care available to us at the time, these moments of crisis stiffened my resolve never to give up the struggle to ensure every American has access to quality and affordable health care.

Health care reform is both a moral and economic imperative. For the health of our nation and the competitiveness of our businesses, we must ensure every American has access to quality, affordable health care.

Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, fisherforohio.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

Lee Fisher: Lower cost; ensure choice; expand coverage; no taxes

Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, fisherforohio.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

Eric Fingerhut: Fund basic health care for all citizens

Source: Ohio Congressional 2002 National Political Awareness Test Nov 5, 2002

Bob Taft: Golden Buckeye Card for senior Rx discounts

We’ll also address the staggering cost of prescription drugs for our senior citizens. Insurance companies routinely negotiate discounts of up to 30 percent off the price they pay for drugs - and some will pass these savings along to consumers. I will propose legislation to allow the state to select the best possible discount program for all Ohio’s seniors, and make it available through our Golden Buckeye Card. It’s time to give seniors a helping hand on the cost of prescription drugs!
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Ohio Legislature Jan 24, 2001

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2012 Presidential contenders on Health Care:
  Democrats:
Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)

Republicans:
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Third Parties:
Green: Dr.Jill Stein(MA)
Libertarian: Gov.Gary Johnson(NM)
Justice: Mayor Rocky Anderson(UT)
Constitution: Rep.Virgil Goode(VA)
Peace+Freedom: Roseanne Barr(HI)
Reform Party: André Barnett(NY)
AmericansElect: Gov.Buddy Roemer(LA)
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