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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Tom Foley on Health Care
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Foley on other issues.
  • Post costs for treatments to give consumers options. (Jun 2014)
Dan Malloy on Health Care
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Malloy on other issues.
  • Supports small business Pooling Bill. (Nov 2010)
  • Every Child Matters program: more children covered. (Nov 2010)
David Walker on Health Care
Republican Challengr for Lt. Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for David Walker on other issues.
  • ObamaCare promised too much and costs too much. (Jul 2014)
  • Cap annual healthcare spending like every major country. (Apr 2012)
  • Demographics will require more federal healthcare funding. (Apr 2012)
  • Repeal and replace ObamaCare if Supreme Court doesn't. (Apr 2012)
  • Annual budget limit on all federal health care spending . (Apr 2012)
  • Universal care that is appropriate, affordable & sustainable. (Mar 2012)

Senate:

CT 2012: 2012 Connecticut Senate Debate


Richard Blumenthal on Health Care
Democratic Sr Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Richard Blumenthal on other issues.
  • ObamaCare is a start to national reform. (Oct 2010)
  • New health law is a start but does not do enough. (Aug 2010)
  • Led the fight against tobacco companies' deceptive marketing. (Mar 2010)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (May 2013)
Susan Bysiewicz on Health Care
Democratic Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Susan Bysiewicz on other issues.
  • Many are just one bad medical test away from losing all. (Apr 2012)
  • Quality, affordable health care for every American. (Jul 2011)
Linda McMahon on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Linda McMahon on other issues.
  • ObamaCare will increase costs; repeal it. (Oct 2010)
  • Malpractice reform is the right approach. (Sep 2010)
  • Obamacare is the wrong approach. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Chris Murphy on Health Care
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
  • I'm a huge supporter of the public option. (Apr 2012)
  • Right to health care, not just sick care. (Jul 2011)
  • 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)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Jul 2013)
Christopher Shays on Health Care
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays on other issues.
  • ObamaCare takes away $500 billion from Medicare. (Jun 2012)
  • 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 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 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 NO on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • Rated 22% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Provide mental health services for older Americans. (May 2005)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)

House:


Joe Courtney on Health Care
Democrat: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Joe Courtney on other issues.
  • Every American should have access to affordable health care. (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)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (May 2013)
Rosa DeLauro on Health Care
Democratic Representative (CT-3): Click here for 29 full quotes OR click here for Rosa DeLauro 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 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 YES 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)
  • MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored bill to require insuring breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
  • Establish a public insurance option via healthcare Exchanges. (Jan 2011)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)
  • 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)
Elizabeth Esty on Health Care
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Esty on other issues.
  • ObamaCare is far from perfect; but a mistake to repeal it. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
Jim Himes on Health Care
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim Himes on other issues.
  • Create a basic coverage plan offered to everyone. (Nov 2008)
  • 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)
  • Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (May 2013)
  • Expedited licensing for biosimilar products. (Mar 2009)
John Larson on Health Care
Democratic Representative (CT-1): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for John Larson 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 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 YES 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)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jodi Rell on Health Care
Republican CT Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jodi Rell on other issues.
  • $1M for outreach to make sure every child is covered. (Sep 2006)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Joseph Lieberman on Health Care
Democratic Jr Senator (CT, retiring 2012), ran for V.P. with Gore, ran for president 2004: Click here for 45 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Lieberman on other issues.
  • Raise retirement age for Medicare from 65 to 67. (Apr 2012)
  • 1995 massive healthcare reform was too much. (Nov 2005)
  • Centrist leadership can get more covered by health insurance. (Jan 2004)
  • Universal benefit to all seniors-no $12B for HMOs. (Jan 2004)
  • National health insurance pool-free for poor and children. (Jan 2004)
  • Pharmaceutical prices are unfair-import drugs from Canada. (Jan 2004)
  • Allow reimport of drugs with FDA approval & price decontrols. (Sep 2003)
  • Rx drug costs whack seniors. (Sep 2003)
  • Too large health programs will force tax increases. (Sep 2003)
  • Medi-Kids: guaranteed care until age 25. (Sep 2003)
  • Step by step is the way. (May 2003)
  • Return taxes to Clinton-era rates to improve health care. (May 2003)
  • No more big-spending health plans. (May 2003)
  • Texas slow to register kids in federal health insurance. (Sep 2000)
  • Patient Bill of Rights: access; choice; privacy; appeals. (Aug 2000)
  • Health insurance for every American child. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports health insurance industry (based in Hartford CT). (Aug 2000)
  • Limited lawsuits against HMOs and automakers. (Jan 2000)

    Voting Record

  • Voted to cut Medicare & raise age; now would not. (Aug 2000)
  • 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 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)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Provide mental health services for older Americans. (May 2005)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)
Chris Murphy on Health Care
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
  • I'm a huge supporter of the public option. (Apr 2012)
  • Right to health care, not just sick care. (Jul 2011)
  • 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)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Jul 2013)
John Rowland on Health Care
Former Republican Governor (1995-2004): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Rowland on other issues.
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Gary Franks on Health Care
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for Gary Franks on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nancy Lee Johnson on Health Care
Former Republican challenger, U.S.Rep.: Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson 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 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 NO on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • Rated 56% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • 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)
Miriam Masullo on Health Care
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Miriam Masullo on other issues.
  • Universal coverage by bypassing interests of HMOs. (May 2004)
Jack Orchulli on Health Care
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack Orchulli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rob Simmons on Health Care
2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep.: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • No bureaucrats between patients and doctors. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • Rated 33% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
Chris Dodd on Health Care
Democratic Sr Senator (CT): Click here for 36 full quotes OR click here for Chris Dodd on other issues.
  • Focus on government support for private insurance. (Nov 2007)
  • Address medical malpractice with universality. (Oct 2007)
  • Universal health mart: shop for best plan to suit your needs. (Sep 2007)
  • Require at age 55 a physical exam to qualify for Medicare. (Sep 2007)
  • Make people pay high price for voluntary choice of smoking. (Sep 2007)
  • Include undocumented workers in healthcare plan. (Sep 2007)
  • Cover undocumented workers & their kids under health plan. (Jul 2007)
  • Democrats agree about universality; but not getting job done. (Jun 2007)
  • Extend Medicaid to poorer families. (Mar 2007)
  • All Americans need same coverage as members of Congress. (Mar 2007)
  • Examine healthcare in context of income, education, & jobs. (Mar 2007)
  • 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 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 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)
  • 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 allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
  • Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations. (May 2003)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Sam Gejdenson on Health Care
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Sam Gejdenson on other issues.
  • 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)
Nancy Lee Johnson on Health Care
Republican (District 6): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson 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 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 NO on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • Rated 56% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • 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)
Barbara Bailey Kennelly on Health Care
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Barbara Bailey Kennelly on other issues.
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Barbara Kennelly on Health Care
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 1): Click here for Barbara Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ned Lamont on Health Care
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ned Lamont on other issues.
  • Health care is a fundamental right of every American. (Sep 2006)
  • Why hasnít Lieberman ever signed onto universal healthcare? (Jul 2006)
  • Business-required, federally-subsidized insurance pool. (May 2006)
  • Move towards making affordable, universal coverage a right. (Jan 2006)
Jim Maloney on Health Care
Democrat (retired) (District 5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Maloney on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers. (Mar 2002)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Alan Schlesinger on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alan Schlesinger on other issues.
  • Answer is increased competition. (Sep 2006)
  • Plan for $30 trillion in future elderly medical expenditure. (Jun 2006)
Christopher Shays on Health Care
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays on other issues.
  • ObamaCare takes away $500 billion from Medicare. (Jun 2012)
  • 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 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 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 NO on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • Rated 22% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Provide mental health services for older Americans. (May 2005)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Rob Simmons on Health Care
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  • No bureaucrats between patients and doctors. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • Rated 33% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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