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Rick Noriega on Health Care

Democratic Senate Challenger


Enroll all Texas kids in CHIP and other government plans

Cornyn defended his record on children's health care insurance and said Noriega and Texas legislators haven't done enough to get kids enrolled in government plans. He said 800,000 eligible Texas children aren't enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Cornyn said before expanding CHIP nationally he wants to make sure all eligible Texas children are signed up. Noriega said Cornyn voted multiple times against children's health insurance programs.

Source: 2008 Texas Senate Debate reported in Dallas Morning News Oct 17, 2008

Guaranteed coverage via public-private partnerships

Noriega supports guaranteed coverage through partnerships between the federal government, states, employers, and private health care providers.
Source: Campaign website, www.ricknoriega.com, "Issues" Mar 2, 2008

Every American has a right to healthcare

Q: Do you support universal health care?

A: Yes. Providing everyone access to health care is the domestic policy change that would most improve the quality of life for Americans. Years ago, we decided free speech wasn't just for the rich. We decided every American has a right to an education. And now it's time to decide that every American has a right to healthcare when sick. It is both morally correct and practically wise, to guarantee the health and productivity of the American people.

Source: Democracy for Texas Questionnaire Response Mar 1, 2008

Other candidates on Health Care: Rick Noriega on other issues:
TX Gubernatorial:
Rick Perry
TX Senatorial:
John Cornyn
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Prof. Tom Davis


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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Page last updated: Dec 03, 2008