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Jim Neal on Health Care

Democratic Senate Challenger


Transition to health care instead of sick care

We must transition to health care instead of sick care. We must dramatically improve preventative medicine--it’s cheaper and makes more sense to teach children healthy eating habits than to amputate a diabetic’s limb.

My opponent’s vote against health care for children of working families was wrong--financially and morally. She accepts taxpayer-funded health insurance for herself but denies it to the children of working parents who pay for her coverage.

Source: Campaign website, jimnealforsenate.com, “Issues” Mar 31, 2008

Don’t turn Medicare over to giant insurance companies

I oppose my opponent’s plan to turn Medicare over to the giant insurance companies. She took money from our pocket and gave it to her contributors in the drug companies by preventing Medicare from negotiating lower prescription prices. That’s not free market economics--that’s a free lunch. Our senior citizens have earned the right to make their own health care choices, not leave it up to some corporate insurance bureaucrat.
Source: Campaign website, jimnealforsenate.com, “Issues” Mar 31, 2008

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