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Jim Newberger on Health Care

 

 


Opening up Medicare for anyone would cost $32 trillion

On health care, Newberger said that his 30 years as a paramedic give him a firsthand understanding of the issue. He said President Barack Obama moved the country to a health care system too heavily dependent on government. "We need to go back to a free-market system."

Additionally, he said government programs like MinnesotaCare, a state-run insurance for the working poor, need to remain in place as a "safety net for our most vulnerable," but in general, government needs to step away from health care. Opening up Medicare for anyone who wants it would cost $32 trillion, Newberger suggested. That is a proposal many Democrats support.

Klobuchar, meanwhile, said the federal government must keep requiring insurers to provide policies to people with pre-existing conditions. Another important provision, she added, is the ability to allow parents to keep children on their insurance until they are 26.

Source: Twin Cities Pioneer Press on 2018 Minnesota Senate debate , Aug 24, 2018

Opposes ObamaCare

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Expand ObamaCare"?

A: Oppose.

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Minnesota Senate candidate , Mar 15, 2018

Repeal ObamaCare, by any method

If Newberger already served in the U.S. Senate he said he would have voted to repeal ObamaCare, an effort that fell short of a few votes on multiple occasions this year. Any repeal, Newberger said, "is a good step in the right direction."
Source: The St. Cloud Times on 2018 Minnesota Senate race , Aug 7, 2017

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