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Keith Goodenough on Health Care

Democratic Senate Challenger


State-based systems for health coverage

Q: Do you support the policy: "More federal funding for health coverage"?

A: Yes, but it should be a state based system.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Jun 28, 2008

Responsibility to deal with the chronically mentally ill

We have the chronically mentally ill and how do we deal with them? Not near as well as we should for sure. Yes it is a difficult population to help and heal, not at all like mending a broken leg, or giving out a prescription for antibiotics. People without any mental illness are sometimes stubborn and irritating, and some of those who are mentally ill are even more so, but don't we have a responsibility to create a caring and humane system wherever possible?

Yes, we have that responsibly as a civilized society, but we are falling short. The current approach sometimes seems like that card game "Old Maid". Because of the governmental system that is based more on budgets than people, mentally ill people get passed around from place to place and never receive the comprehensive network of services they deserve. We pay more in the long run.

Source: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, "Lots of Backslapping After Session" Apr 17, 2005

Other candidates on Health Care: Keith Goodenough on other issues:
WY Gubernatorial:
Dave Freudenthal
WY Senatorial:
Chris Rothfuss
John Barrasso
Michael Enzi
Nick Carter


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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