Gwen Graham on Health Care
She was one of a dozen Democrats to vote for the 2015 Save American Workers Act that would have raised ObamaCare's definition of a full-time employee from 30 hours a week to 40. Graham was one of two freshman Democrats to co-sponsor that bill, which Obama vowed to veto and the Congressional Budget Office said would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 500,000 and push more people out of employer-based coverage.
We should be focused on cutting costs and working to fix the problems in the Affordable Care Act to better serve patients. There were many important protections included in the law like preventing discrimination based on gender or preexisting conditions and increasing access to preventative care like breast cancer screenings, but the implementation of the law has been a disaster. The bottom line: Republicans are only focused on totally repealing the law, and Democrats are refusing to make the changes North Florida needs.
CC.org's self-description: "The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.
The Coalition is a political organization, made up of pro-family Americans who care deeply about ensuring that government serves to strengthen and preserve, rather than threaten, our families and our values. To that end, we work continuously to identify, educate and mobilize Christians for effective political action." The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Repealing healthcare law (Obamacare) that forces citizens to buy insurance or pay a tax'
Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The F2A survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?'
Project VoteSmart infers summary responses from campaign statements and news reports The PVS survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?'
Heritage Action Summary: This vote would fully repeal ObamaCare.
Heritage Foundation recommendation to vote YES: (2/3/2015): ObamaCare creates $1.8 trillion in new health care spending and uses cuts to Medicare spending to help pay for some of it. Millions of Americans already have lost, and more likely will lose, their coverage because of ObamaCare. Many Americans have not been able to keep their doctors as insurers try to offset the added costs of ObamaCare by limiting the number of providers in their networks. In spite of the promise, the law increases the cost of health coverage.
Secretary of Labor Robert Reich recommendation to vote NO: (robertreich.org 11/22/2013): Having failed to defeat the Affordable Care Act, Republicans are now hell-bent on destroying the ObamaCare in Americans' minds, using the word "disaster" whenever mentioning the Act, and demand its repeal. Democrats [should] meet the Republican barrage with three larger truths:
Legislative outcome: Passed House 239-186-8; never came to a vote in the Senate.