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Ned Lamont on Health Care

 


Health care is a fundamental right of every American

A shared approach to providing health care coverage
AARPSupports
LamontSupports
LiebermanSupports
Schlesinger Opposes
An annual limit on federal Medicare spending
AARPOpposes
LamontOpposes
LiebermanOpposes
SchlesingerSupports
Health care is a fundamental right of every American, and our government should ensure it for all. We need universal care in this country. Senator Lieberman has never supported universal health care, and that is absolutely wrong. As a start, I believe employers should be required to pay their fair share for insurance for all full-time employees. The federal government must provide subsidies to those who can not afford health care.
Source: AARP Senate candidate questionnaire Sep 29, 2006

Why hasn't Lieberman ever signed onto universal healthcare?

Q: Sen. Lieberman has labeled you during the course of this campaign as a closet Republican, and that you are far left. How do you perceive yourself there?

A: Either I'm far left or I'm too cozy with the Republicans, but it's a little difficult to be both. I think these are all distractions from the issues that people care about. What people want to know is how come Sen. Lieberman in 18 years in the Senate has never signed onto a bill that provides universal health care for each and every American?

Source: 2006 Connecticut Democratic Senate Primary debate Jul 6, 2006

Business-required, federally-subsidized insurance pool

Employers should be required to pay their fair share for insurance for all full-time employees, and that all uninsured children must be covered. The federal government must provide subsidies to those who can not afford health care and help small employers buy into a pool to reduce costs and protect against catastrophic expenses. We have not made universal healthcare affordable and available to all Americans. This must change. A basic health benefit is the right of every American.
Source: Campaign website, www.NedLamont.com May 2, 2006

Move towards making affordable, universal coverage a right

Q. As a businessman, why would you support universal health care? Would you favor a Canadian-style system, or something different?

A: Healthcare premiums in Connecticut are up about 56% over the last five years while wages are up about 14%; America pays about 50% more per capita in healthcare costs than our international competitors; our employer based healthcare system is putting more and more of the cost upon the employee; healthcare costs are eating up more and more of the federal and state budgets. Our country has to move towards fundamental healthcare reform which makes affordable, universal coverage a right for all citizens, with a funding mechanism that reduces the cost to employers who are trying to compete worldwide and keep good paying jobs in this country (that's one reason business folks in this country want healthcare reform back on the American agenda).

Source: CT Local Politics blogspot, "Six Questions for Ned Lamont" Jan 17, 2006

Other candidates on Health Care: Ned Lamont on other issues:
CT Gubernatorial:
Jodi Rell
John Rowland
CT Senatorial:
Alan Schlesinger
Chris Dodd
Joseph Lieberman

2004 Presidential:
Pres.George W. Bush
Sen.John Kerry
Ralph Nader

2008 possibilities:

Sen.Hillary Clinton
Sen.John Edwards
Sen.Russ Feingold
Rudy Giuliani
V.P.Al Gore
Sen.Barack Obama
Sen.John McCain


2006 Senate retirements:
Jon Corzine(D,NJ)
Mark Dayton(DFL,MN)
Bill Frist(R,TN)
Jim Jeffords(I,VT)
Paul Sarbanes(D,MD)
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(WI)Kohl v.Vogeler v.Redick
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(WY)Thomas v.Groutage
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