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Joe Biden on Health Care
Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 32 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • Those near doughnut hole you get $600 more for Rx benefits. (Oct 2012)
  • Medicare gives seniors choice, even if Rx prices negotiated. (Oct 2012)
  • ObamaCare built on the best of our private insurance system. (Mar 2011)
  • Advised delaying ObamaCare while busy avoiding Depression. (May 2010)
  • Insurance mandate is same debate as for Social Security. (Feb 2010)
  • Modernize, simplify & expand health insurance. (Nov 2007)
  • Help medical students find ways to finance their tuition. (Oct 2007)
  • Start paying for universal coverage with $100B in redundancy. (Sep 2007)
  • Rethink healthcare by focusing on prevention. (Sep 2007)
  • Start with catastrophic insurance and insuring all kids. (Aug 2007)
  • Got tested for AIDS after blood transfusion; no shame in it. (Jun 2007)
  • Survived two aneurysms in the 1990s. (Oct 2005)

    Voting Record

  • McCain health plan is ultimate Bridge to Nowhere. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
Jeb Bush on Health Care
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect
Click here for 18 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • You should vaccinate your children; over and out. (Feb 2015)
  • Clear & concise response stops unneeded fears about Ebola. (Oct 2014)
  • Handle Ebola like I handled anthrax in 2001. (Oct 2014)
  • ObamaCare is flawed to its core, and doesn't work. (May 2014)
  • ObamaCare is flawed to its core. (Nov 2013)
  • Let ObamaCare fail due to its own dysfunction. (Oct 2013)
  • Move Medicaid from "defined benefit" to defined contribution. (Dec 2009)
  • Provide risk-adjusted premiums (insurance vouchers). (Dec 2009)
  • Slashed every request for adult mental health. (Dec 2009)
  • OpEd: Medicaid reforms won't cover chronic conditions. (Dec 2009)
  • ObamaCare is focused on access; should be focused on quality. (Aug 2009)
  • Terri Schiavo: Did all possible to keep her hooked up. (Feb 2007)
  • Compromised on limiting medical malpractice awards. (Feb 2007)
  • KidCare and Medikids: expand to 1.6M kids and then even more. (Mar 2004)
  • Leave research funding to feds, not state. (Jun 2001)
  • No physician-assisted suicide. (Nov 1998)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Ben Carson on Health Care
Click here for 13 full quotes by Ben Carson OR click here for Ben Carson on other issues.
  • Obamacare is about restriction and control. (Feb 2015)
  • Vaccines are extremely important, despite individual rights. (Feb 2015)
  • Spokesperson for Mannatech nutrition supplement for 10 years. (Jan 2015)
  • ObamaCare robs you of your ability to control your own life. (May 2014)
  • ObamaCare is the worst thing since slavery. (Oct 2013)
  • Health savings account from birth; teach poor responsibility. (Feb 2013)
  • Fund HSAs for indigent from collected HSAs of the rest of us. (Feb 2013)
  • Two-tiered system ok as long as care is adequate. (Jan 2012)
  • Saudi Arabian solution: stiff penalties for medical fraud. (Jan 2012)
  • Regulate insurance companies as non-profit services. (Jan 2012)
  • Government responsibility for catastrophic coverage. (Jan 2012)
  • Let paralyzed quadriplegics choose to die if they wish it. (Jan 2012)
  • Suffered research cancer injection and prostate cancer. (Dec 2007)
Lincoln Chafee on Health Care
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007)
Click here for 19 full quotes by Lincoln Chafee OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Watch Massí individual mandates as possible national model. (Sep 2006)
  • Bipartisanship is the key to reform Medicare. (Aug 2006)
  • Support Canadian drug importation that Laffey opposes. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports More Federal Funding for Health Coverage. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage. (Apr 2001)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • Rated 75% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
Hillary Clinton on Health Care
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 91 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for 25 older headlines OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • The science is clear: vaccines work. (Feb 2015)
  • Ebola won't stay confined; put resources into Africa. (Oct 2014)
  • Donít legitimize end-of-life decision, but ok to help decide. (Apr 2008)
  • Decrease generic drug costs for developing countries. (Apr 2008)
  • Taxpayers pay for drug R&D, not drug companies. (Jan 2008)
  • Need a health care system that manages chronic diseases. (Jan 2008)
  • Universal health care is a core Democratic principle. (Jan 2008)
  • Pledges to support $50B for AIDS relief in US and world. (Dec 2007)
  • Worked on education & welfare in Arkansas but not healthcare. (Oct 2007)
  • No parent should be told Ďnoí for healthcare for their kids. (Sep 2007)
  • Local smoking bans ok, but no national ban. (Sep 2007)
  • Outcry if AIDS were leading disease of young whites. (Jun 2007)
  • Electronic medical records save $120 billion in health care. (Jun 2007)
  • Insurers must fund prevention without preexisting conditions. (Mar 2007)
  • Require electronic medical record for all federal healthcare. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase Americaís commitment against Global AIDS. (Nov 2006)
  • FDA should compare drug effectiveness--not just safety. (Oct 2006)
  • Supply more medical needs of families, & insure all children. (Jun 2006)
  • Healthcare system plagued with underuse, overuse, and abuse. (Oct 2005)
  • Fought for pediatric rule: new drugs tested for child safety. (Oct 2005)
  • Low-tech low-cost water treatment for developing world. (Nov 2003)
  • Millions uninsured is source of America's healthcare crisis. (Nov 2003)
  • Recommended "managed competition"; not single-payer system. (Nov 2003)
  • Fund teaching hospitals federally because market fails. (Sep 2000)
  • Regulate tobacco; fine of $3000 for every underage smoker. (Apr 2000)
  • Be prepared with defenses against infectious disease. (Oct 1999)
  • Medicare should be strengthened today. (Sep 1999)
  • GOP overwhelmed by her health reform knowledge. (Jun 1995)
  • $100B to get started on healthcare reform. (Jun 1994)
  • Smaller steps to progress on health care. (Jan 2000)

    1990s HillaryCare

  • Hillary appointed 8 days after inauguration to health cmte. (Oct 2007)
  • A plan is necessary; but consensus is more necessary. (Sep 2007)
  • 1993:Ambitious role plagued from start by secrecy complaints. (Jun 2007)
  • 1990s plan failed after big pharma & insurance worked on it. (Apr 2007)
  • 1990s healthcare reforms laid groundwork for todayís reforms. (Mar 2007)
  • Still scarred from 1990s reform, but now doing it better. (Feb 2007)
  • 1997: Helped found State Childrenís Health Insurance Program. (Dec 2006)
  • More people read my health plan abroad than in the US. (Nov 2005)
  • 1993 health plan initially praised as moderate & workable. (Jun 2004)
  • 1990s reform called ďsecretiveĒ but had 600 in working group. (Nov 2003)
  • When last Republican backed out, HillaryCare died. (Nov 2003)
  • Despite failure, glad she tried system-wide reform. (Nov 2003)
  • 1994 "Harry & Louise" ads exploited consumer fears. (Nov 2003)
  • 1990s plan based on employer mandate. (Feb 2003)
  • Learned lessons on health care; but hasnít given up goal. (Aug 2000)
  • 1979: Developed program to deliver rural healthcare. (Aug 1999)
  • 1994: can't fix just part of problem; it's all or nothing. (Jan 1997)

    2008 HillaryCare

  • 2006: If I can't do universal coverage, why run? (Aug 2009)
  • AdWatch: Got health insurance for six million kids. (Mar 2008)
  • Include everyone, to avoid cherry-picking and its hidden tax. (Feb 2008)
  • Healthcare without mandate is like voluntary Social Security. (Feb 2008)
  • Many uninsured are young & donít think they need coverage. (Feb 2008)
  • Make it illegal to discriminate against sick people. (Feb 2008)
  • Tired of health insurance companies deciding who live or die. (Feb 2008)
  • Universal health care will not work if it is voluntary. (Feb 2008)
  • Mandate insurance AND make it affordable for all. (Jan 2008)
  • Health care tax credit ensures affordability. (Nov 2007)
  • Insurance companies cannot deny people coverage. (Oct 2007)
  • Condemns insurers as motivated by greed. (Oct 2007)
  • American Health Choices Plan: keep yours or pick Congressí. (Sep 2007)
  • Pay for health plan by $52B tax repeal & $77B efficiencies. (Sep 2007)
  • Mandated responsibility by individuals, industry & employers. (Sep 2007)
  • Since 1993, new consensus developed on need for healthcare. (Sep 2007)
  • Include insurance industry in discussions, but rein them in. (Sep 2007)
  • Universal health care coverage by the end of my second term. (Feb 2007)
  • I have the expertise to achieve universal healthcare for all. (Feb 2007)
  • We need a uniquely American solution to health care. (Oct 2006)

    ObamaCare

  • Non-employer system better; but don't turn back ObamaCare. (Mar 2014)
  • 2007: recast 1990s disaster as experience to make it happen. (Jan 2010)
  • We need a movement to get healthcare done this time. (Aug 2009)

    Voting Record

  • Health care initiatives are her first priority in Senate. (Feb 2001)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage. (Apr 2001)
  • Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations. (May 2003)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • End government propaganda on Medicare bill. (Mar 2004)
  • Sponsored bill for mental health service for older Americans. (May 2005)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)
Ted Cruz on Health Care
Click here for 16 full quotes by Ted Cruz OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • Washington wants ObamaCare, the people want liberty. (Feb 2015)
  • Support nuns' battle for religious liberty against ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Government shutdown on ObamaCare worked: GOP won in 2014. (Nov 2014)
  • Suspend commercial air travel to Ebola-infected areas. (Oct 2014)
  • To repeal ObamaCare, show Dems they'd lose by supporting it. (Mar 2014)
  • Obama changed ObamaCare mandate deadline by a blog post. (Jan 2014)
  • Obama asked companies to disobey ObamaCare rules for a year. (Jan 2014)
  • 5 million had health insurance canceled because of ObamaCare. (Jan 2014)
  • Vow to repeal ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Save Medicare by raising eligibility age. (Aug 2012)
  • Throw my body in front of a train to stop ObamaCare. (Apr 2012)
  • Defeat ObamaCare; rein in the federal government. (Jul 2011)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports market-based health insurance. (Oct 2012)
Carly Fiorina on Health Care
Click here for 5 full quotes by Carly Fiorina OR click here for Carly Fiorina on other issues.
  • Repeal ObamaCare; it's vast legislative overreach. (Nov 2014)
  • Competitive insurance market instead of crony capitalism. (Nov 2014)
  • Start with medical malpractice reform & more competition. (Dec 2009)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Jim Gilmore on Health Care
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA)
Click here for 2 full quotes by Jim Gilmore OR click here for Jim Gilmore on other issues.
  • $25M more for medical care for most vulnerable citizens. (Jan 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
Lindsey Graham on Health Care
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3)
Click here for 24 full quotes by Lindsey Graham OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • US troops in Africa is the right way to fight Ebola. (Oct 2014)
  • Opposed ObamaCare from day one. (Mar 2014)
  • Let ObamaCare show itself as a continuing debacle. (Oct 2013)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 12% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
  • Establishment of Office of Health Care Fraud Prevention. (Oct 2009)
Mike Huckabee on Health Care
Former Republican AR Governor; possible draft candidate
Click here for 36 full quotes by Mike Huckabee OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • Vaccines don't cause autism; I get vaccinated myself. (Feb 2015)
  • TEFRA model: subsidize extraordinary medical expenses. (Dec 2013)
  • Healthcare reform requires cultural change over a generation. (Nov 2008)
  • Quit treating snakebites and start killing some snakes. (Nov 2008)
  • First-dollar coverage for all expenses defies common sense. (Nov 2008)
  • Proposed 50-governor 7-principle Medicaid reform. (Nov 2008)
  • Ok to ban smoking from workplaces, but not to ban smoking. (Feb 2008)
  • Called for isolating AIDS carriers in 1992, not quarantine. (Dec 2007)
  • 1/3 self-insured; 1/3 donít want it; 1/3 canít afford it. (Dec 2007)
  • Crisis from waiting until people are catastrophically ill. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: 2/3 of uninsured canít afford insurace, not 1/3. (Dec 2007)
  • We donít have a healthcare system; itís a healthcare maze. (Oct 2007)
  • Individually-controlled insurance, not government SCHIP. (Oct 2007)
  • Portable medical records that YOU own, not your doctor. (Sep 2007)
  • System is upside down; focuses on intervention after illness. (Sep 2007)
  • Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage. (Sep 2007)
  • Insurance reward for avoiding tobacco, alcohol, obesity. (Sep 2007)
  • Co-led effort against child obesity with Bill Clinton. (Sep 2007)
  • Give Americans Congressí healthcare, or give Congress ours. (Aug 2007)
  • Dems want government in charge; GOP want consumers in charge. (Jun 2007)
  • ARKids: Prevention less expensive than sick children. (Jun 2007)
  • Focus on health & prevention, not just disease treatment. (Jan 2007)
  • STOP the culture of chronic disease via self-discipline. (Jan 2007)
  • The road to obesity is paved with procrastination. (May 2006)
  • To stop procrastinating: Set date; stick to it; and start!. (May 2006)
  • Nothing tastes as good as it feels to be healthy. (May 2006)
  • We donít have a health-care system but a disease-care system. (Jan 2006)
  • Guaranteed medical care not governmentís responsibility. (Nov 2002)
  • ARKids First program: record decreases in uninsured. (Jan 2001)
  • Designed ARKids for preventive healthcare for kids. (Oct 2000)
  • Supports consumer-driven ďmedical IRAĒ with tax-free money. (Nov 1992)
  • No additional AIDS spending; cancer & vascular victims first. (Nov 1992)
  • Ban smoking in all public places. (Nov 1992)
  • Isolate carriers of this plague of AIDS. (Nov 1992)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Bobby Jindal on Health Care
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
Click here for 11 full quotes by Bobby Jindal OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Ebola isn't the last epidemic; it's just a harbinger. (Sep 2014)
  • Market-based alternatives to top-down ObamaCare. (Nov 2010)
  • Healthcare is a right; but instrument is the marketplace. (Nov 2010)
  • Euthanasia cheapens life just like abortion & infanticide. (Nov 2010)
  • Universal access, but not government-run. (Feb 2009)
  • Move away from ER to primary care; cover 100,000 uninsured. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
John Kasich on Health Care
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President
Click here for 11 full quotes by John Kasich OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Shift funding from nursing homes to home-based care. (Mar 2015)
  • Accepted ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion statewide. (Feb 2015)
  • Expand Medicaid to 275,000 poor Ohioans, but not ObamaCare. (Oct 2013)
  • $776B tax cut plan helps people afford health care. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes physician-assisted suicide. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Peter King on Health Care
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3)
Click here for 25 full quotes by Peter King OR click here for Peter King on other issues.
  • Increase funding for mammographies & breast cancer research. (Sep 2013)
  • Member of the bipartisan Autism Caucus. (Sep 2013)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 33% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
Martin O`Malley on Health Care
Democrat
Click here for 8 full quotes by Martin O`Malley OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • ObamaCare will get past the scare tactics and will work. (Feb 2014)
  • ObamaCare website has problems, but we're enrolling citizens. (Jan 2014)
  • Pass the Maryland healthcare act to expand health coverage. (Jan 2007)
  • Health care should be a right--not a privilege. (Nov 2006)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Barack Obama on Health Care
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 112 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for 37 older headlines OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • All kids should get vaccinated, but not by law. (Feb 2015)
  • ObamaCare didn't crush jobs nor explode deficits. (Jan 2015)
  • Ebola teaches us how to prevent future pandemics. (Jan 2015)
  • FactCheck: Yes, 10 million newly insured last year. (Jan 2015)
  • An AIDS-free generation is within our reach. (Feb 2013)
  • We reduced senior Rx prices & pushed preventive care. (Oct 2012)
  • I don't think Medicare vouchers are the way to go. (Oct 2012)
  • Voucher system puts seniors at mercy of insurance companies. (Oct 2012)
  • Too many Americans skip preventive care due to cost. (Sep 2012)
  • FactCheck: ObamaCare covers only 1/2 of 30 million uninsured. (Jan 2012)
  • OpEd: Incremental plan builds on patchwork system. (Aug 2008)
  • 2003 Rx Drug Bill combined worst of public & private sectors. (Aug 2008)
  • Give more help to those denied a life of dignity & respect. (Jul 2008)
  • Address minority health needs by more coverage & targeting. (Mar 2007)
  • Allow prescription drug re-importation. (May 2004)

    AIDS

  • Advocated condom use to avoid AIDS at Saddleback Church. (Jan 2010)
  • CDC estimate: a half million would follow Obama's AIDS test. (Aug 2008)
  • Use whatever works with AIDS, including teaching abstinence. (Apr 2008)
  • We need condom distribution to deal with the scourge of AIDS. (Aug 2007)
  • Homophobia prevents talking about HIV/AIDS. (Jun 2007)
  • Got tested for AIDS, with wife, in public, in Kenya. (Jun 2007)
  • Curing AIDS must be all-hands-on-deck effort. (Mar 2007)
  • Lead global fight against AIDS. (Jul 2004)

    ObamaCare

  • FactCheck: 7M new Medicaid includes woodwork & normal churn. (Feb 2014)
  • 12 million covered; zero denied for pre-existing conditions. (Jan 2014)
  • Boards of experts identify best practices & keep costs down. (Oct 2012)
  • ObamaCare says insurance companies can't jerk you around. (Oct 2012)
  • Ignored advice to postpone reform, because it was needed. (Sep 2012)
  • They called ObamaCare "Armageddon", but no asteroids fell. (Oct 2011)
  • Repealing healthcare reform would cost $250B. (Jan 2011)
  • Medicare is major driver of our long-term liabilities. (Jan 2010)
  • Zero fines & no mandate for small business. (Oct 2008)
  • No exclusions for pre-existing conditions. (Oct 2008)
  • Health care is a right: somethingís fundamentally wrong now. (Oct 2008)
  • Ban insurance companies from discriminating against the sick. (Aug 2008)
  • Include everyone who wants insurance in national pool. (Aug 2008)
  • Iíve got a health plan and a plan to get it implemented. (Jun 2008)
  • Voluntary universal participation, like in Medicare Part B. (Feb 2008)
  • Buy private insurance via National Health Insurance Exchange. (Feb 2008)
  • Against enforcement mechanism for mandating insurance. (Jan 2008)
  • Subsidies to people who canít afford care--not single payer. (Jan 2008)
  • Problem isnít mandating coverage, but affording it. (Nov 2007)
  • Cautious incremental plan offers choice & subsidy. (Nov 2007)
  • Tackle insurance companies on reimbursement system. (Oct 2007)
  • Government healthcare like members of Congress have. (Sep 2007)
  • Morally wrong that terminally ill must consider money. (Sep 2007)
  • Increase competition in the insurance and drug markets. (Aug 2007)
  • National Health Insurance Exchange for private coverage. (Aug 2007)
  • Give people the choice to buy affordable health care. (Jun 2007)
  • Employers are going to have to pay or play. (Mar 2007)
  • The market alone canít solve our health-care woes. (Oct 2006)
  • Health care tied to balancing costs and taxes nation wide. (Jun 2006)
  • 2008: must be national system; not state-level pilots. (Oct 2005)
  • Will expand health coverage & allow meds to be re-imported. (May 2004)

    Obamacare Criticism

  • FactCheck: Some Medicare premiums went up under ObamaCare. (Jan 2014)
  • FactCheck: Yes, 9M signed up, but only 3M are newly insured. (Jan 2014)
  • Lie of the Year: 'If you like your plan, you can keep it'. (Dec 2013)
  • ObamaCare and RomneyCare both expand private insurance. (Oct 2012)
  • OpEd: ObamaCare passed by constitutionally suspect tactics. (Apr 2012)
  • 2009: Accused of "Obamunism" and "Chains We Can Believe In". (Oct 2011)
  • OpEd: True cost of ObamaCare was end of bipartisanship. (Oct 2011)
  • OpEd: No authority to micromanage citizens' healthcare. (Jul 2011)
  • FactCheck: healthcare reform saves $2B to $10B, not $250B. (Jan 2011)
  • OpEd: Obama's public responsibility for health is socialism. (Nov 2010)
  • OpEd: Slices $500B from Medicare; repeals Medicare Advantage. (Apr 2010)
  • OpEd: Obamacare decides when life is worth preserving. (Apr 2010)
  • OpEd: authority to require private insurance purchases? (Apr 2010)
  • OpEd: ObamaCare was achieved by Cuba 50 years ago. (Mar 2010)
  • OpEd: cut $622B in Medicare despite claiming no cuts. (Mar 2010)
  • High-risk pool for uninsured, now in plan, was GOP idea. (Jan 2010)
  • Cross-state-line insurance leads to cherry-picking. (Jan 2010)
  • Tort reform only saves $5B per year; not enough to matter. (Jan 2010)
  • Didn't tackle healthcare for political benefit, it's needed. (Jan 2010)
  • FactCheck: Obama's estimate of $1T saved is closer to $132B. (Jan 2010)
  • FactCheck: Exempts small business, but no $2,500/yr savings. (Oct 2008)
  • $15B subsidies to private insurers was a lobbyist giveaway. (Sep 2008)
  • End-of-life self-medication ok; euthanasia by others not ok. (Apr 2008)
  • AdWatch: punishing uninsured families doesnít make sense. (Feb 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Obama favored single-payer, despite denial. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: OPPORTUNITY to insure all, but no GUARANTEE. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Reducing obesity would save $18B, not $1T. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Correct that insurance lobbying cost $1B. (Sep 2007)
  • Reform failed in Ď90s because of drug company lobbying. (Jul 2007)

    Universal Coverage

  • Shifting Medicaid to states means some people don't get help. (Oct 2012)
  • Add 2,000 new primary-care residency spots. (Apr 2010)
  • 2009: Expanded SCHIP by loosening eligibility standards. (Nov 2009)
  • Reduce premiums and uninsured get same coverage as Congress. (Oct 2008)
  • When your child gets sick, you don't shop for best bargain. (Jul 2008)
  • If we started from scratch, one-payer system would be best. (Jul 2008)
  • Universal health care means anyone who wants it can get it. (Feb 2008)
  • Mandating kidsí insurance ok; mandating adults has problems. (Feb 2008)
  • Young adults up to age 25 can be covered under parentsí plan. (Feb 2008)
  • Adults will get health care as they can afford it. (Feb 2008)
  • No one turned away due to illness or pre-existing condition. (Feb 2008)
  • AdWatch: Pressure insurance & drug companies to change. (Jan 2008)
  • Being poor in this country is hazardous to your health. (Dec 2007)
  • Added 20,000 children to Illinois healthcare. (Oct 2007)
  • National insurance pool & catastrophic insurance. (Apr 2007)
  • Healthcare system is broken without lifetime employment. (Oct 2006)
  • Focus on the affordability of a broad healthcare plan. (Jan 2006)
  • Crises happen in our lives and healthcare is necessary. (Oct 2004)

    Voting Record

  • No need to mandate coverage; just let people afford it. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Increase funding for AIDS treatment & prevention. (Jan 2001)
  • More funding for Rx benefits, community health, CHIPs. (Jan 2001)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)
Sarah Palin on Health Care
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
Click here for 16 full quotes by Sarah Palin OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • Vouchers for veterans' health care outside the VA system. (Feb 2015)
  • Young people are ObamaCare suckers: they must pay the bill. (Mar 2014)
  • Ode to Dr. Seuss: I do not like his health care scam. (Mar 2014)
  • ObamaCare should focus on helping doctors via tort reform. (Nov 2010)
  • Greater competition, more choices, and less litigation. (Jan 2009)
  • Health Care Commission recommends habits against obesity. (Jan 2009)
  • $5,000 tax credit for families to buy their own coverage. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: Obamaís plan does not remove private insurance. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: McCainís plan costs $14B/year; not budget-neutral. (Oct 2008)
  • Signed up as organ donor; Alaska leads the states. (Apr 2008)
  • Health care must be market-and business-driven. (Jan 2008)
  • Take personal responsibility for personal health & all areas. (Jan 2008)
  • Doctors should manage health care, not bureaucracies. (Jan 2008)
  • Personal responsibility & choices key to good health. (Jan 2008)
  • Flexibility in government regulations to allow competition. (Nov 2006)
  • More affordable health care via competition. (Nov 2006)
George Pataki on Health Care
Republican NY Governor
Click here for 9 full quotes by George Pataki OR click here for George Pataki on other issues.
  • Revere America: work to repeal ObamaCare. (Apr 2014)
  • Take decisions out of the hands of government bureaucrats. (Jan 2006)
  • $28M for Primary Care Initiative. (Jan 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Rand Paul on Health Care
Click here for 17 full quotes by Rand Paul OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Health system was over-regulated before ObamaCare. (Apr 2015)
  • Encourage vaccines, with religious exceptions. (Feb 2015)
  • Parents own their children, and can choose to not vaccinate. (Feb 2015)
  • Compassion cannot be delivered in the form of coercion. (Jan 2015)
  • Supports tort reform & free-market principles. (Jan 2015)
  • ObamaCare cuts hundreds of choices down to just four. (Nov 2013)
  • It's Congress' job to fight to change ObamaCare. (Oct 2013)
  • Protect vitamin manufacturers from unreasonable regulations. (Sep 2012)
  • ObamaCare is still unconstitutional, despite Supreme Court. (Aug 2012)
  • No mandatory mental health screening in schools. (Nov 2011)
  • Restrain ObamaCare from using Commerce Clause. (Feb 2011)
  • Obamacare will cost $3T & health insurance still goes up 15%. (Oct 2010)
  • Replace over-regulation with free market principles. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Rick Perry on Health Care
Republican Governor (TX)
Click here for 31 full quotes by Rick Perry OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • Increase immunization rates as part of protecting life. (Feb 2015)
  • Ban air travel to Ebola-stricken countries, except doctors. (Oct 2014)
  • Mitt Romney healthcare stances compared to Perry. (Jan 2012)
  • ObamaCare is an abomination for this country. (Dec 2011)
  • States innovate on healthcare; feds are one-size-fits-all. (Oct 2011)
  • Block-grants to states allows real healthcare innovation. (Oct 2011)
  • I will always err on the side of life. (Sep 2011)
  • We're proud of Texas health system; let Texas decide rules. (Sep 2011)
  • Medicare prescriptions are a $17T hole in our budget. (Sep 2011)
  • I made a mistake on using Executive Order for HPV. (Sep 2011)
  • HPV order balanced cancer protection against parental choice. (Sep 2011)
  • RomneyCare OK for MA, but not for TX nor US. (Sep 2011)
  • Individual mandate just won't work. (Sep 2011)
  • Wipe out ObamaCare; block grant healthcare back to states. (Sep 2011)
  • TX wants freedom for healthcare menus & co-pays; feds refuse. (Sep 2011)
  • HillaryCare did not address agricultural needs. (Sep 2011)
  • I hate cancer; inoculate girls against HPV. (Sep 2011)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Perry sought mandatory HPV immunizations. (Sep 2011)
  • Require 6th graders to receive STD vaccination. (Aug 2011)
  • ObamaCare is a trainwreck of a plan. (Feb 2011)
  • Repeal ObamaCare; simple message to Washington: "Enough". (Feb 2011)
  • Total repeal and dismantling of ObamaCare. (Nov 2010)
  • The future of America depends on repealing ObamaCare. (Nov 2010)
  • Medical liability reforms have reduced frivolous lawsuits. (Feb 2007)
  • $50 million nursing initiative to address shortage of nurses. (Feb 2007)
  • Healthier Texas: $200M funding pool for uncompensated care. (Feb 2007)
  • More focus on nursing home and in-home care. (Jan 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Marco Rubio on Health Care
Click here for 18 full quotes by Marco Rubio OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • All kids should get vaccinated, with medical exceptions. (Feb 2015)
  • ObamaCare stifles entrepreneurship with regulation. (Jan 2015)
  • World Health Organization can't combat Ebola; only US can. (Oct 2014)
  • Ban visas from Ebola-stricken countries; target the source. (Oct 2014)
  • Medicaid expansion fails because funded only for a few years. (Jan 2014)
  • FactCheck: ObamaCare is not now forcing loss of insurance. (Feb 2013)
  • Expand mental health centers; address violence at its source. (Feb 2013)
  • Address mental illness with care, attention and compassion. (Feb 2013)
  • Backed out of Race for the Cure over abortion funding fight. (Sep 2012)
  • Medicare's hospice care let my father die with dignity. (Jun 2012)
  • Expand prescription benefits to low-income seniors. (Jun 2012)
  • Provide alternatives to employer-based insurance system. (Mar 2010)
  • Launch a marketplace of affordable health insurance. (Nov 2006)
  • Capitated managed-care systems achieve better value. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Bernie Sanders on Health Care
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 29 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Move toward a single-payer system. (Mar 2015)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)
  • Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE. (Jun 2009)
  • Sponsored bill expanding the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)
Rick Santorum on Health Care
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 26 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • ObamaCare wasted $500M setting up 4 failed state exchanges. (May 2014)
  • Obamacare will crush economic freedom. (Feb 2012)
  • Give Medicare same options and opt-out as Congress. (Jan 2012)
  • Promote Health Savings Accounts as market-based solution. (Jan 2012)
  • Liberal states won't waive ObamaCare; we must repeal it. (Oct 2011)
  • Private sector insurance works, even for Medicare. (Sep 2011)
  • Mandatory inoculations of children is wrong. (Sep 2011)
  • If we let states mandate insurance, sterilization is ok too. (Aug 2011)
  • First Executive Order: suspend ObamaCare. (Jul 2011)
  • 2006: Targeted by trial lawyers for his malpractice reform. (Jun 2011)
  • Little or no benefit from negotiating Medicare Rx prices. (Sep 2006)
  • Sex outside of monogamy has consequences of STDs & abortion. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted NO on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jill Stein on Health Care
Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor
Click here for 16 full quotes by Jill Stein OR click here for Jill Stein on other issues.
  • Single-payer public health insurance program. (Jun 2015)
  • What injures the climate's health also injures human health. (Jun 2015)
  • Healthy People, Healthy Planet: link environment & health. (Mar 2015)
  • Health insurance wastes 30%; Medicare only wastes only 3%. (Oct 2012)
  • 75% of expenditures are sick care system, not healthcare. (Oct 2012)
  • Medicare Part D is a giveaway for pharmaceutical companies. (Oct 2012)
  • Affordable Care Act is neither Affordable nor Caring. (Oct 2012)
  • ObamaCare took single-payer & public option off the table. (Feb 2012)
  • Medical doctor & advocate for community health provider. (Jan 2012)
  • ObamaCare was step backward for goal of single payer. (Jan 2012)
  • Right to quality health care: Medicare for All. (Jan 2012)
  • Streamline bureaucracy: $400B yearly for comprehensive care. (Dec 2011)
  • 30% of healthcare costs squandered on ads & CEO salaries. (Dec 2011)
  • Single-payer Medicare-for-all system. (Sep 2010)
  • Save money & increase access with single-payer system. (Oct 2002)
  • Implement universal health care. (Nov 2001)
Donald Trump on Health Care
2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 4 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • Save Medicare & Medicaid without cutting them to the bone. (Jan 2015)
  • Kill ObamaCare before it becomes a trillion-ton weight. (Dec 2011)
  • Increase insurance competition across state lines. (Dec 2011)
  • We must have universal health care. (Jul 2000)
Scott Walker on Health Care
Click here for 9 full quotes by Scott Walker OR click here for Scott Walker on other issues.
  • No Medicaid expansion means no waiting list for poor. (Nov 2014)
  • To best benefit economy, replace ObamaCare. (Jan 2014)
  • Didn't accept additional Medicaid money from ObamaCare. (Dec 2013)
  • Pushed ObamaCare for state choice on Medicaid expansion. (Nov 2013)
  • Passed tort reform & cut taxes on HSAs. (Nov 2013)
  • Don't put bureaucrats in charge of personal decisions. (Nov 2010)
  • The private sector, not mandates, will fix healthcare. (May 2010)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
James Webb on Health Care
Democratic Sr Senator
Click here for 12 full quotes by James Webb OR click here for James Webb on other issues.
  • Focus on health access, not on corporate profits. (May 2006)
  • Donít let drug companies write Rx drug plan. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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