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Charlie Summers on Health Care

 


Medicare must remain solvent

Q: How would you put Medicare on stronger financial ground and protect today's seniors and future retirees from the burden of rising health costs?

A: We have to stop robbing money from the Social Security Trust Fund, and Medicare must remain solvent.

Source: Bangor Daily News in 2012 AARP Senate Voter Guide , Aug 24, 2012

100% deductible cross-state insurance instead of ObamaCare

Our next senator must help provide families relief from the increasing burden of health care, not with Obamacare, but with common sense solutions like allowing businesses and individuals to purchase health insurance like any other insurance, from the lowest cost provider anywhere in the United States and making the cost of that insurance like the cost of a mortgage, 100% deductible from an individual's federal income tax.
Source: Campaign website, www.summersformaine.com, "Message" , Apr 13, 2012

Supports private market health insurance as tax deduction

The Committee to Elect Charlie Summers released a statement that read: "Our next senator must provide families relief from the increasing burden of health care--not with Obamacare, but with common sense solutions like allowing businesses and individuals to purchase health insurance--from the lowest cost provider anywhere in the United States and making the cost of that insurance like the cost of a mortgage, 100% deductible from an individual's federal income tax."
Source: Portland Daily Sun , Mar 28, 2012

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