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Robin Carnahan on Health Care

 


Repeal Congress' healthcare if you want to repeal ObamaCare

The Kansas City Star reports that in the race for a Senate seat in Missouri, "Democrat Robin Carnahan and Republican Roy Blunt exchanged accusations and promised changes in Washington during a crisp, pointed one-hour debate. The sharpest exchange came during a discussion of health care reform. Carnahan accused Blunt of opposing the health care law because of ties to lobbyists. 'I think people should have access,' she said. 'They should have the same access you have as a member of Congress. So I think if you want to repeal health care reform and let insurance companies go back to their worst abuses, Congressman, then you ought to repeal your own first. And man up. And do what you're asking other people to do.' That prompted a quick response from the Republican, who accused Carnahan of opposing medical liability reform, a move he said would reduce the cost of health care, because she's taken support from lawyers."
Source: Medical News Today coverage of 2010 Missouri Senate Debate Oct 18, 2010

To repeal ObamaCare, repeal Congress plan first

The pair's sharpest exchange came over the health care reform law, which Blunt has said should be repealed. Carnahan suggested Blunt should first surrender his own congressional health insurance. "If you want to repeal health care reform and let insurance companies go back to their worst abuses, Congressman, then you ought to repeal your own first," she said. "And man up, and do what you're asking other people to do."

Blunt responded by saying he tried to limit health care costs by limiting medical malpractice liability--a position he said Carnahan opposed because of financial support from trial lawyers. "Don't tell me I wasn't doing my job," Blunt said. "Don't tell me I wasn't trying."

Source: Kansas City Star coverage of 2010 Missouri Senate debate Oct 14, 2010

Access to quality, affordable health care for all

As a breast cancer survivor, Robin Carnahan understands the importance of access to health care in a very personal way. She believes that solving this crisis and making sure all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care will require real leadership and commonsense, bipartisan policies that keep what works about our current system and fix what doesn't.
Source: Campaign website, www.robincarnahan.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

Stop denying coverage for pre-existing conditions

The current system does work for an elite few: namely, the insurance company CEOs who continue to rake in record profits. For Robin, successful health insurance reform will:
Source: Campaign website, www.robincarnahan.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

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