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Steve Grossman on Health Care

Former Chair of DNC; Democratic Challenger MA Governor

 


Workplace wellness programs are a good investment

Grossman said college students "were drowning in debt," called the lack of primary care physicians in gateway communities "a crisis," and said wellness programs in the workplace were a good investment.
Source: Wicked Local Brookline on 2014 Massachusetts governor's race , Feb 14, 2014

Advocates bulk purchasing of medication to reduce prices

Grossman has taken to the airwaves to talk about prescription drugs, touting a plan he says will save the state between $100 million and $150 million a year and will reduce drug costs for poor residents. The cornerstone of the plan calls for bulk purchasing of medication, a concept that is growing in popularity throughout the nation despite fierce opposition from pharmaceutical companies.
Source: Rick Klein, Boston Globe , Jun 21, 2002

Commit to public school teaching in exchange for scholarship

Grossman would begin a program that offers students a four-year scholarship, the equivalent of room, board, and tuition at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, to be used anywhere in the country in return for a commitment to work as a Massachusetts public school teacher for at least five years. Grossman said that would cost 1 percent of the $5.3 billion education budget and recruit 10,000 teachers over the next decade.
Source: Yvonne Abraham, Boston Globe , Apr 9, 2002

Every citizen has a right to basic health coverage

Healthy individuals and healthy families are the building blocks of a healthy society. That means access to quality health care for all, but it means so much more.

Steve is a responsible employer who provides good health care benefits to his employees and believes that every citizen has a right to basic health coverage. But hundreds of thousands of people in Massachusetts have no coverage at all and often resort to expensive emergency rooms for their care, or opt for no care at all.

Source: Campaign web site, Grossman2002.com , Dec 7, 2001

Use cigarette tax increase to cover 75,000 more people

Steve supports the effort by the Alliance for a Healthy New England to cover an additional 75,000 Massachusetts residents by increasing the tax on a pack of cigarettes by 50 cents. He also believes we should expand the state’s Insurance Partnership, which helps qualified small employers -- including those who are self-employed -- pay for health insurance provided to their low- and moderate-income employees.
Source: Campaign web site, Grossman2002.com , Dec 7, 2001

State bulk purchasing to provide affordable senior Rx

The skyrocketing price of prescription drugs is a major factor in the increasing cost of health care, and too many people lack sufficient prescription drug coverage, especially our seniors. Steve believes we should pursue the kind of bulk purchasing program our neighbors in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire are moving ahead with, to provide hundreds of thousands of consumers with the same discounts that the largest purchasers currently receive from drug companies.
Source: Campaign web site, Grossman2002.com , Dec 7, 2001

Other governors on Health Care: Steve Grossman on other issues:
MA Gubernatorial:
Bill Weld
Bob Massie
Charlie Baker
Dan Wolf
Deval Patrick
Don Berwick
Jay Gonzalez
Karyn Polito
Lawrence Lessig
Martha Coakley
Marty Walsh
Richard Tisei
Tom Menino
Warren Tolman
MA Senatorial:
Brian Herr
Bruce Skarin
Ed Markey
Elizabeth Warren
Gabriel Gomez
John Kerry
Martha Coakley
Mo Cowan

Gubernatorial Debates 2017:
NJ: Guadagno(R) vs.Phil Murphy(D, won 2017 primary) vs.Ray Lesniak(D, lost 2017 primary) vs.Mayor Steve Fulop(declined Dem. primary, Sept. 2016) vs.Lesniak(D) vs.Wisniewski(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R) vs.Rullo(R)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Perriello(D) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Wagner(R) vs.Northam(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2018:
AK: Walker(i) vs.(no opponent yet)
AL: Kay Ivey(R) vs.Countryman(D) vs.David Carrington (R) vs.Tommy Battle (R)
AR: Hutchinson(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.David Garcia (D)
CA: Newsom(D) vs.Chiang(D) vs.Villaraigosa(D) vs.Delaine Eastin (D) vs.David Hadley (R) vs.John Cox (R) vs.Zoltan Istvan (I)
CO: Ed Perlmutter (D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Mitchell(R) vs.Cary Kennedy (D) vs.George Brauchler (R) vs.Doug Robinson (R)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Drew(D) vs.Srinivasan(R) vs.David Walker (R)
FL: Gillum(D) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mike Huckabee (R) vs.Adam Putnam (R)
GA: Kemp(R) vs.Casey Cagle (R) vs.Hunter Hill (R) vs.Stacey Abrams (R)
HI: Ige(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
IA: Kim_Reynolds(R) vs.Leopold(D) vs.Andy McGuire (D) vs.Nate Boulton (D)
ID: Little(R) vs.Fulcher(R)
IL: Rauner(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Pawar(D) vs.Daniel Biss (D) vs.J.B. Pritzker (D)
KS: Brewer(D) vs.Wink Hartman (R)
MA: Baker(R) vs.Gonzalez(D) vs.Setti Warren (D) vs.Bob Massie (R)
MD: Hogan(R) vs.Alec Ross (D) vs.Richard Madaleno (D)
ME: (no candidate yet)
MI: Whitmer(R) vs.El-Sayed(D) vs.Tim Walz (D)
MN: Coleman(D) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Otto(D) vs.Tina Liebling (DFL) vs.Tim Walz (DFL) vs.Matt Dean (R)
NE: Ricketts(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
NH: Sununu(R) vs.Steve Marchand (D, Portsmouth Mayor)
NM: Grisham(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
NV: Jared Fisher (R) vs.(no opponent yet)
NY: Cuomo(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
OH: DeWine(R) vs.Schiavoni(D) vs.Sutton(D) vs.Taylor(R) vs.Jim Renacci (R) vs.Jon Husted (R) vs.Connie Pillich (D)
OK: Gary Richardson (R) vs.Connie Johnson (D)
OR: Brown(D) vs.Scott Inman (D)
PA: Wolf(D) vs.Wagner(R)
RI: Raimondo(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
SC: McMaster(R) vs.McGill(R) vs.Pope(R)
SD: Noem(R) vs.Jackley(R)
TN: Green(R) vs.Dean(D)
TX: Abbott(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
VT: Scott(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
WI: Walker(R) vs.Harlow(D)
WY: (no candidate yet)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2017):
DE-D: Carney
IN-R: Holcomb
MO-R: Greitens
NH-R: Sununu
NC-D: Cooper
ND-R: Burgum
VT-R: Scott
WV-D: Justice

Retiring 2017-18:
AL-R: Robert Bentley(R)
(term-limited 2018)
CA-D: Jerry Brown
(term-limited 2018)
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
(term-limited 2018)
FL-R: Rick Scott
(term-limited 2018)
GA-R: Nathan Deal
(term-limited 2018)
IA-R: Terry Branstad
(appointed ambassador, 2017)
ID-R: Butch Otter
(retiring 2018)
KS-R: Sam Brownback
(term-limited 2018)
ME-R: Paul LePage
(term-limited 2018)
MI-R: Rick Snyder
(term-limited 2018)
MN-D: Mark Dayton
(retiring 2018)
NM-R: Susana Martinez
(term-limited 2018)
OH-R: John Kasich
(term-limited 2018)
OK-R: Mary Fallin
(term-limited 2018)
SC-R: Nikki Haley
(appointed ambassador, 2017)
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
(term-limited 2018)
TN-R: Bill Haslam
(term-limited 2018)
WY-R: Matt Mead
(term-limited 2018)
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