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Elizabeth Emken on Health Care

 


Government-run health care is not the solution

Q: Should the national health care law passed in 2010 be changed? Why or why not?

Elizabeth Emken: Government-run health care is not the solution. Consumers must be more directly involved in decisions about services to provide the market forces that will drive down costs presently skewed by government intervention in the health care system.

Source: Sacramento Bee Voter Guide: 2012 CA Senate debate , May 31, 2012

ObamaCare is poorly written and it needs to repealed

Q: What problem will you tackle first if elected?

Elizabeth Emken: Obamacare. It's not health care reform, it's poorly written health insurance reform and it needs to repealed. We do need genuine changes to our health care system, but the role of government is to set fair rules and serve as an honest referee.

Source: Sacramento Bee Voter Guide: 2012 CA Senate debate , May 31, 2012

The federal government should not provide healthcare

I would have voted against ObamaCare, and I support its repeal. The role of government is to establish a set of fair insurance marketplace rules, and then serve as an honest referee. Government run healthcare is not the solution. Consumers must be more directly involved in decisions about their healthcare services to provide the market forces that will drive down costs that are presently skewed by government intervention in the healthcare system.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, www.emken2012.com, "Issues" , Mar 19, 2012

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Antonio Villaraigosa
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Barbara Boxer
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Senate elections Nov. 2012:
AZ:Flake(R) vs.Carmona(D)
CA:Feinstein(D) vs.Emken(R) vs.Lightfoot(L) vs.Taitz(R)
CT:McMahon(R) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Bysiewicz(D) vs.Shays(R)
DE:Carper(D) vs.Wade(R) vs.Pires(I)
FL:Nelson(D) vs.Mack(R) vs.LeMieux(R)
HI:Hirono(D) vs.Case(D) vs.Lingle(R) vs.Pirkowski(R)
IN:Lugar(R) vs.Mourdock(R) vs.Donnelly(D)
MA:Brown(R) vs.Warren(D)
MD:Cardin(D) vs.Bongino(R) vs.Sobhani(I)
ME:King(I) vs.Dill(D) vs.Summers(R)
MI:Stabenow(D) vs.Hoekstra(R) vs.Boman(L)
MN:Klobuchar(D) vs.Bills(R)
MO:McCaskill(D) vs.Akin(R)
MS:Wicker(R) vs.Gore(D)
MT:Tester(D) vs.Rehberg(R)

ND:Heitkamp(D) vs.Berg(R)
NE:Kerrey(D) vs.Fischer(R)
NJ:Menendez(D) vs.Kyrillos(R) vs.Diakos(I)
NM:Heinrich(D) vs.Wilson(R)
NV:Heller(R) vs.Berkley(D)
NY:Gillibrand(D) vs.Long(R) vs.Noren(I) vs.Clark(G)
OH:Brown(D) vs.Mandel(R)
PA:Casey(D) vs.Smith(R)
RI:Whitehouse(D) vs.Hinckley(R)
TN:Corker(R) vs.Clayton(D)
TX:Cruz(R) vs.Sadler(D) vs.Roland(L) vs.Dewhurst(R)
UT:Hatch(R) vs.Howell(D)
VA:Kaine(D) vs.Allen(R)
VT:Sanders(I) vs.MacGovern(R)
WA:Cantwell(D) vs.Baumgartner(R)
WI:Thompson(R) vs.Baldwin(D)
WV:Manchin(D) vs.Raese(R)
WY:Barrasso(R) vs.Chesnut(D)
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