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Deb Fischer on Health Care

 


I won't steal $700 billion from Medicare

KERREY: The question is not: Are we going to keep our commitments? But the question is: Are we going to do the right thing for our future?

FISCHER: Well, I wasn't in government when those commitments were made. But I can tell you, as a state senator for eight years, I took my job very seriously. And when I made a commitment that meant I was going to keep it. That meant that I was hoping the people that came after me and served in the Legislature would keep that commitment also. I can tell you what I won't do, though. I will not cut benefits, I will not raise taxes, and I won't steal $700 billion from Medicare.

KERREY: We've got a commitment we can't fund.

Source: 2012 Nebraska Senate debate excerpts , Sep 28, 2012

Replace ObamaCare with free market reforms & competition

Fischer said, "Today's Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of ObamaCare means the responsibility of repealing ObamaCare has been placed solely on the shoulders of Congress. ObamaCare is an attempted government takeover of our healthcare system that is burdening American families and small businesses with crushing taxes and regulations. I support the full repeal of ObamaCare. More government and bureaucracy is not the solution, it is the problem. We can reduce health care costs in America by promoting more competition between insurance companies, enacting medical malpractice reform, updating information technology, and embracing preventive care. In the Senate, I will work across party lines to implement free market reforms that will lower health care costs and improve accessibility for the uninsured.
Source: KCAU-TV9 Eyewitness News on 2012 Nebraska Senate debate , Jun 28, 2012

Repeal ObamaCare; reform tort system

The government takeover of health care supported by Pres. Obama and Sen. Ben Nelson will move medical care in the wrong direction. As your US Senator, I will vote to repeal Obamacare.

I believe we can reduce health care costs in America, not with big government, but by promoting more competition between insurance companies, reforming our tort system, updating information technology, and embracing preventive care. In the Senate, I will work to address those issues to help lower health care costs.

Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, debfischer2012.com, "issues" , May 15, 2012

Repeal ObamaCare health overhaul

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, state Treasurer Don Stenberg and state Sen. Deb Fischer answered questions Tuesday night during a debate sponsored by The Omaha World-Herald, with all calling for reducing federal spending and the national deficit and repealing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law.
Source: AP in The Republic on 2012 Nebraska Senate debates , May 1, 2012

Repeal any federal health care takeover.

Fischer signed Club for Growth's "Repeal-It!" Pledge

The Club for Growth's "Repeal-It!" Pledge for candidates states, "I hereby pledge to the people of my district/state upon my election to the U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Senate, to sponsor and support legislation to repeal any federal health care takeover passed in 2010, and replace it with real reforms that lower health care costs without growing government."

Source: Club for Growth's "Repeal-It!" Pledge 10-CfG-can on Jul 4, 2010

Supports repealing ObamaCare.

Fischer supports the CC Voters Guide question on ObamaCare

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Repealing "Obamacare" that forces citizens to buy insurance or pay a tax"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q5a on Oct 31, 2012

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