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Scott Jameson on Health Care

Libertarian Challenger


Less federal funding for health coverage

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

A: No.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 10, 2008

Supports universal mandatory health insurance

Tweaking a bankrupt system is a parlor game. We need a real solution. I'm calling for universal mandatory health insurance. There's 300 million of us and 40 million of us don't have health insurance.

It doesn't seem like a classic libertarian position to require everybody to have to do something. But someone coming across a catastrophic financial loss-that hurts me as a member of the community.

Plus having everyone in a universal risk pool is going to lower the cost for everyone who already DOES have insurance. You're going to bring in millions of health people who are substantially less likely to make a claim.

Also it would allow us to cover people who are too risky to cover. We can bring in everybody with a universal mandatory healthcare system similar to what we have for liability insurance for automobiles.

How we're going to pay for this is slowly begin to roll back payroll taxes so individual people can make their own healthcare decisions.

Source: Texas 2006 Senate Debate, sponsored by LWV-TX Oct 19, 2006

Health care is not a federal responsibility

Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Aug 28, 2006

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


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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Pres.Barack Obama
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DOC:Bill Richardson
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MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
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NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
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Page last updated: Dec 03, 2008