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Jim Martin on Health Care

Democratic Senate Challenger


Let Medicare negotiate for Rx drugs

Q: Do you support Means Testing, where higher income seniors will have to pay more for their doctors' services?

A: We must ensure that the Medicare trust fund remains solvent. Cutting costs in a way that does not compromise the care that older Americans receive is the most sensible way to work toward solvency. One easy way to attain cost savings is for Medicare to start negotiating on behalf of the 25 million prescription drug subscribers to lower prescription drug costs.

Source: Senior Citizens League Guide to the 2008 US Senate Campaigns Oct 10, 2008

Affordable health care for all is an achievable goal

Accessible and affordable health care for all Americans is an achievable goal. Solving the national health care crisis will also spur economic growth. Health care for all children should be our first priority.
Source: Campaign website, www.martinforsenate.com, "Issues" Jul 18, 2008

All children must have access to health care

There are lots of different approaches to universal health care in this country and the next Congress is going to have to deal with that problem. I believe that all children must have access to health care. At the federal level, we need to negotiate with drug companies about the price of drugs we provide to senior citizens under Medicare. That has been specifically prohibited by the United States Congress and it's cost taxpayers over 10 billion dollars every year.
Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

Part of team that created the PeachCare Act

VERNON JONES: Jim Martin and I were part of the team that created the PeachCare Act. We provided children with health insurance. We provided pre-dental care to children who were afraid to smile because their teeth were in disarray. I have a record of helping young children getting health care.
Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

Other candidates on Health Care: Jim Martin on other issues:
GA Gubernatorial:
Sonny Perdue
GA Senatorial:
Dale Cardwell
Johnny Isakson
Josh Lanier
Rand Knight
Saxby Chambliss
Vernon Jones


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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