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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Matthew Hess on Health Care
Libertarian Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matthew Hess on other issues.
  • ObamaCare is unconstitutional. (Jan 2014)
John Hickenlooper on Health Care
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Hickenlooper on other issues.
  • Not acceptable for 2,500 kids to lose CHP health coverage. (May 2011)
  • Current health costs restrain job growth & hurt families. (Nov 2010)
Tom Tancredo on Health Care
Republican Representative (CO-6): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Tom Tancredo on other issues.
  • Greater individual opportunity for health savings accounts. (Oct 2007)
  • Supports drug reimport from Canada & Health Savings Accounts. (Sep 2007)
  • Individual responsibility does work in health care. (Sep 2007)
  • Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage. (Sep 2007)
  • Womb-to-tomb health care is not federal responsibility. (Aug 2007)
  • FactCheck: Illegals use less medical care than citizens. (Aug 2007)
  • Ridiculous to clone people for donating organs. (May 2007)
  • Healthcare costs skyrocket by free treatment of aliens. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 22% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Prohibit mandatory mental health screen for students. (May 2007)

Senate:

CO 2014: 2014 Colorado Governor's race


Randy Baumgardner on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for Randy Baumgardner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Bennet on Health Care
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Michael Bennet on other issues.
  • I back fiscally sound measures, including Medicare cuts. (Oct 2010)
  • $500B savings in Medicare is heart of health care reform. (Oct 2010)
  • Committee membership: Health, Education, Labor & Pensions. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
Ken Buck on Health Care
Republican Challenger (withdrawn): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ken Buck on other issues.
  • ObamaCare lets identity thieves see our personal health data. (Jul 2013)
  • $500B savings in Medicare is heart of health care reform. (Oct 2010)
  • Government-run system infringes freedom & rations care. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Cory Gardner on Health Care
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Cory Gardner on other issues.
  • ObamaCare has led to 335,000 cancellations in Colorado. (Feb 2014)
  • System is broke and broken; go back to free market. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Owen Hill on Health Care
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Owen Hill on other issues.
  • Defund ObamaCare; no destructive government mandates. (Oct 2013)
Amy Stephens on Health Care
Republican Challenger (withdrawn): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Amy Stephens on other issues.
  • AmyCare was lesser of 2 evils to exempt state from ObamaCare. (Feb 2014)
  • Architect of 'AmyCare', state ObamaCare exchange. (Oct 2013)
Mark Udall on Health Care
Democratic Representative (CO-2): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Mark Udall on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare. (Nov 2013)
  • Close “donut hole” in Medicare prescription drug program. (Oct 2008)
  • Make Congress’ healthcare options available to all. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 75% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)

House:


Ken Buck on Health Care
Republican nominee (District 4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ken Buck on other issues.
  • ObamaCare lets identity thieves see our personal health data. (Jul 2013)
  • $500B savings in Medicare is heart of health care reform. (Oct 2010)
  • Government-run system infringes freedom & rations care. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Mike Coffman on Health Care
Republican (District 6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mike Coffman on other issues.
  • Tax incentives for individuals to buy their own insurance. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law. (Jan 2011)
Diana DeGette on Health Care
Democratic Representative (CO-1): Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for Diana DeGette on other issues.
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 89% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator. (Mar 2008)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (May 2013)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Supported funding women's health needs. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding older women's health. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding Prenatal and Postpartum Care. (Jul 1999)
  • Supported funding Family and Children's Coverage. (Jul 1999)
Doug Lamborn on Health Care
Republican: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Doug Lamborn on other issues.
  • Supports Association Health Plans over Hillary-Care. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Deauthorize funding for Obamacare. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Ed Perlmutter on Health Care
Democrat: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ed Perlmutter on other issues.
  • Broken healthcare system needs a major overhaul. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (May 2013)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
Jared Polis on Health Care
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jared Polis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
Tom Tancredo on Health Care
Republican Representative (CO-6): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Tom Tancredo on other issues.
  • Greater individual opportunity for health savings accounts. (Oct 2007)
  • Supports drug reimport from Canada & Health Savings Accounts. (Sep 2007)
  • Individual responsibility does work in health care. (Sep 2007)
  • Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage. (Sep 2007)
  • Womb-to-tomb health care is not federal responsibility. (Aug 2007)
  • FactCheck: Illegals use less medical care than citizens. (Aug 2007)
  • Ridiculous to clone people for donating organs. (May 2007)
  • Healthcare costs skyrocket by free treatment of aliens. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 22% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Prohibit mandatory mental health screen for students. (May 2007)
Scott Tipton on Health Care
Republican (District 3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Scott Tipton on other issues.
  • ObamaCare is toxic; empower the individual instead. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Opposes public option for health insurance. (Nov 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports market-based health insurance. (Oct 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bob Beauprez on Health Care
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bob Beauprez on other issues.
  • Healthcare between patients and doctors-not government. (Jan 2014)
  • Democrats build base by providing "equality" to victims. (Jan 2009)
  • Without freedom of choice, healthcare isn't American. (Jan 2009)
  • Create a tort environment that supports medical R&D. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
William Owens on Health Care
Republican CO Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for William Owens on other issues.
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Bill Ritter on Health Care
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Ritter on other issues.
  • 2007 Colorado Promise: end the crisis of the uninsured. (Aug 2008)
  • Provide Coloradans some basic form of health care by 2010. (Jan 2007)
  • Basic health care accessible to all Coloradans. (Nov 2006)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Cory Gardner on Health Care
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Cory Gardner on other issues.
  • ObamaCare has led to 335,000 cancellations in Colorado. (Feb 2014)
  • System is broke and broken; go back to free market. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Raul Acosta on Health Care
2004 former Republican Write-in Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Raul Acosta on other issues.
  • Euthanasia is wrong. (Oct 2004)
  • Government-backed health plan, with drug imports. (Oct 2004)
Hank Brown on Health Care
Former Republican Senator (Until 1996): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Hank Brown on other issues.
  • Voted NO on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
Ben Nighthorse Campbell on Health Care
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nighthorse Campbell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Rated 12% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Pete Coors on Health Care
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Pete Coors on other issues.
  • US has world’s least efficient health-care system. (Aug 2004)
  • Opposes Amendment 35; no tobacco tax increase. (Aug 2004)
  • Allow free market drug reimportation from Canada. (Aug 2004)
  • Lawsuit abuse is responsible for health care costs. (Jun 2004)
Scott McInnis on Health Care
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Scott McInnis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mike Miles on Health Care
2004 former Democratic Senate primary challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Miles on other issues.
  • Single-payer system will help the economy. (Jun 2004)
  • Reduce or subsidize health insurance costs to individuals. (Jun 2004)
Richard Randall on Health Care
2004 former Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Richard Randall on other issues.
  • Right to assisted suicide. (Oct 2004)
  • Separation of medicine from the federal government. (Oct 2004)
  • End ban on reimportation of drugs from Canada. (Oct 2004)
  • Allow unlimited medical malpractice lawsuits. (Oct 2004)
Dan Schaefer on Health Care
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for Dan Schaefer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Schaffer on Health Care
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Schaffer on other issues.
  • Encourage tax-free medical savings accounts. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
Tom Strickland on Health Care
2002 Democratic Challenger (CO): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Strickland on other issues.
  • Control prescription drug prices. (Sep 2002)
  • Add prescription benefit in Medicare. (Sep 2002)
Wayne Allard on Health Care
Republican Sr Senator (CO): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Allard on other issues.
  • Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Support enhanced health insurance marketplace pooling. (Apr 2008)
Bob Beauprez on Health Care
Republican (District 7): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bob Beauprez on other issues.
  • Healthcare between patients and doctors-not government. (Jan 2014)
  • Democrats build base by providing "equality" to victims. (Jan 2009)
  • Without freedom of choice, healthcare isn't American. (Jan 2009)
  • Create a tort environment that supports medical R&D. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Joel Hefley on Health Care
Republican (District 5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Joel Hefley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Betsy Markey on Health Care
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Betsy Markey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
Marilyn Musgrave on Health Care
Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Marilyn Musgrave on other issues.
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 22% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Prohibit mandatory mental health screen for students. (May 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
Jane Norton on Health Care
Republican Senate Challenger (2010); previously Lt. Gov.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jane Norton on other issues.
  • Competition is key to lower costs and increased access. (Dec 2009)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Andrew Romanoff on Health Care
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andrew Romanoff on other issues.
  • Guaranteed coverage via single-payer model. (Mar 2010)
John Salazar on Health Care
Democratic Representative (CO-3): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Salazar on other issues.
  • Give small businesses tax breaks for the cost of health care. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
Ken Salazar on Health Care
Democratic Jr Senator (CO): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Ken Salazar on other issues.
  • Take next steps toward universal coverage. (Aug 2004)
  • Allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices. (May 2004)
  • Allow reimportation of prescription drugs. (May 2004)
  • Medicare Rx bill was a mistake; need innovations. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
Bob Schaffer on Health Care
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Schaffer on other issues.
  • Encourage tax-free medical savings accounts. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
David Skaggs on Health Care
Democrat (District 2): Click here for David Skaggs on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Udall on Health Care
Democratic Representative (CO-2): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Mark Udall on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare. (Nov 2013)
  • Close “donut hole” in Medicare prescription drug program. (Oct 2008)
  • Make Congress’ healthcare options available to all. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 75% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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