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Mike Padgett on Health Care

Democratic Challenger


Private sector can't make health accessible and affordable

In a nation as blessed as this one, quality health care ought to be accessible and affordable for all of us, but you know as well as I do that it isn't. The Republican approach of waiting on the private sector and the open market to bring costs down is a crashing failure.

I will work to see that Tennesseans don't have to sacrifice their health in order to protect their financial well-being. And I won't leave the job up to the private-sector health industry whose primary interest is the bottom line.

Source: Campaign website, www.votepadgett.com, "Where I Stand" Jun 3, 2008

Other candidates on Health Care: Mike Padgett on other issues:
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Phil Bredesen
TN Senatorial:
Bob Corker
Bob Tuke
Chris Lugo
Lamar Alexander


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)

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