State of South Carolina Archives: on Health Care


Thomas Ravenel: We can't afford any more socialized medicine

Premiums for the average family with an employer-provided plan actually increased by $2,400 a year at the end of Obama's first term. And they are still going up. We can't afford any more socialized medicine. That's why ObamaCare should be immediately repealed and replaced with a free market system that allows interstate competition among insurers and equal tax treatment between individual purchasers and corporations. Federal red tape that kills innovation and efficiency should be slashed.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, RavenelForSenate.com Sep 1, 2014

Brad Hutto: Fix ObamaCare, but don't put insurance companies in charge

Brad wants to fix the Affordable Care Act and allow everyone to keep or obtain a plan that best suits their families' needs. He will not support legislation that will put the insurance companies back in charge or return us to a time when insurance could be denied for pre-existing conditions and families could go bankrupt because of lifetime caps.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, BradHutto.com Jun 25, 2014

Joyce Dickerson: Support ObamaCare to expand quality affordable care

We need representation in Washington that will vote your interests and not those of special interests. As your representative in Washington, I will vote to:
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website JoyceDickersonSC.com May 15, 2014

Nikki Haley: Medicaid is a broken system; federal mandates cause problems

Our number one health care problem in this country was its high cost--the way to provide better health to our citizens was not just massively expanding a broken system by giving it more government money. Medicaid is that broken system--there is too much waste, too much fraud, and too little focus on prevention and personal responsibility. And almost all of those problems are caused by the mandates of the federal government. But here in South Carolina, we are tackling the root causes of our problems, not just the symptoms. We are shifting towards Medicaid managed care, which saves us money and delivers better quality than traditional Medicaid. And we are giving managed care companies a financial stake in improving quality year after year. No longer will S.C. bear the costs of poorly managed health care alone. We will continue to push back against the federal takeover of our health care system. South Carolina does not want, and cannot afford, the President's health care plan. Not now, and not ever.
Source: 2012 S.C. State of the State Address Jan 18, 2012

Nikki Haley: No government-run health exchanges; transparency instead

South Carolina does not want, and cannot afford, the President's health care plan. Not now, and not ever. To that end, we will not pursue the type of government-run health exchanges being forced on us by Washington. Despite the rose-colored rhetoric coming out of D.C., these exchanges are nothing more than a way to make the state do the federal government's bidding in spending massive amounts of taxpayer dollars on insurance subsidies that we can't afford. We will have no part in that. Instead, we will continue to fight to increase transparency between patients and doctors and doctors and insurance companies and to get South Carolinians invested again in their health care . As a nation, we can no longer allow ourselves to be divorced from the true cost of our health care--and in South Carolina, we won't be.
Source: 2012 S.C. State of the State Address Jan 18, 2012

Mark Sanford: Transfer more Medicaid recipients into managed care programs

Source: 2002 S.C. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2002

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