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Erik Fleming on Health Care

Democratic Senate Challenger


Supports tax-free medical savings accounts

Source: Mississippi Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 30, 2008

No need for universal program if we work with industry

There should be a concerted effort of the US Congress to evaluate all of the factors that contribute to the rising cost of health care, not just tort reform, and work with the health care industry to make cost reductions possible. If there is cooperation from the industry to scale back costs, there is no need to talk about universal health care programs, because the goods and services provided will be more affordable, and citizens will be easier to insure.
Source: Campaign website, www.erikfleming.com, "Issues" Mar 2, 2008

Make Medicaid funding a budgetary priority

Health care is important to Mississippi, since hundreds of thousands of our citizens have either lost or never had health coverage at all. Medicaid funding to the states should not be cut at this time, but instead made a budgetary priority. The new Medicare program should be re-examined to determine how to successfully provide needed prescriptions and other medical services to recipients with cost-effective efficiency.
Source: Campaign website, www.fleming2006.org Feb 19, 2006

Cooperation from industry could provide universal coverage

There should be a concerted effort of the US Congress to evaluate all of the factors that contribute to the rising cost of health care, not just tort reform, and work with the health care industry to make cost reductions possible. If there is cooperation from the industry to scale back costs, there is no need to talk about universal health care programs, because the goods and services provided will be more affordable, and citizens will be easier to insure.
Source: Campaign website, www.fleming2006.org Feb 19, 2006

Provide additional funding for abstinence education

I will support legislation that will provide additional funding for abstinence education and obesity prevention programs. I support the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy.
Source: Campaign website, www.fleming2006.org Feb 19, 2006

Other candidates on Health Care: Erik Fleming on other issues:
MS Gubernatorial:
Haley Barbour
MS Senatorial:
Roger Wicker
Ronnie Musgrove
Thad Cochran


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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