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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Bobby Jindal on Health Care
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Market-based alternatives to top-down ObamaCare. (Nov 2010)
  • Healthcare is a right; but instrument is the marketplace. (Nov 2010)
  • Euthanasia cheapens life just like abortion & infanticide. (Nov 2010)
  • Universal access, but not government-run. (Feb 2009)
  • Move away from ER to primary care; cover 100,000 uninsured. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

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Bill Cassidy on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
  • AdWatch: propose ObamaCare-lite plan in state legislature. (Nov 2013)
  • Portable insurance; interstate competition; & pool 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 YES 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)
Mary Landrieu on Health Care
Democratic Sr Senator (LA): Click here for 29 full quotes OR click here for Mary Landrieu on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare. (Nov 2013)
  • Let consumers keep health plans, but only if told options. (Nov 2013)
  • "Louisiana Purchase": $300M in Medicare funding in ObamaCare. (May 2010)
  • Supported the creation and expansion of health care for kids. (Aug 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 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 $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)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 50% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
David Vitter on Health Care
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 31 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • Introduced legislation to repeal ObamaCare. (Oct 2010)
  • I fought ObamaCare & I'm still fighting it. (Oct 2010)
  • ObamaCare injects government into private decisions. (Oct 2010)
  • Pushed to allow re-importation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Oct 2010)
  • Opposes SCHIP; it subsidizes wealthy states. (Oct 2010)
  • John voted against drug reimportation. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • 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 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)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Expedited licensing for biosimilar products. (Mar 2009)

House:


Rodney Alexander on Health Care
Democratic Representative (LA-5): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Alexander on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted YES 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 YES 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)
  • Rated 44% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Deauthorize funding for Obamacare. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Charles Boustany on Health Care
Republican Representative (LA-7): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Charles Boustany on other issues.
  • Support health care tax breaks and health saving accounts. (Nov 2004)
  • 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 YES 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)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Bill Cassidy on Health Care
Republican (District 6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
  • AdWatch: propose ObamaCare-lite plan in state legislature. (Nov 2013)
  • Portable insurance; interstate competition; & pool 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 YES 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)
John Fleming on Health Care
Republican (District 4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Fleming on other issues.
  • Private insurance driven by free market principles. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE. (Jun 2009)
Jeff Landry on Health Care
Republican (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Landry on other issues.
  • Nationalized care reduces quality and increases costs. (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)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Vance McAllister on Health Care
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Vance McAllister on other issues.
  • Repeal ObamaCare, red tape and bureaucracy. (Nov 2013)
Cedric Richmond on Health Care
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cedric Richmond 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)
Steve Scalise on Health Care
Republican Representative (LA-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Steve Scalise on other issues.
  • Give individuals and families more healthcare choice. (May 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)
  • Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Kathleen Blanco on Health Care
Democratic LA Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kathleen Blanco on other issues.
  • More funding for mental health & community & rural hospitals. (Nov 2006)
  • First principles: provide for children & right to healthcare. (Mar 2004)
Mike Foster on Health Care
Former Republican Governor (1996-2003): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Foster on other issues.
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Richard Hugh Baker on Health Care
Republican (Resigned 2008) (District 6): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hugh Baker on other issues.
  • 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 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 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
John Breaux on Health Care
Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Breaux on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO 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 NO 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)
  • Rated 50% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
John Cooksey on Health Care
2004 former Republican Nominee: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers. (Mar 2002)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Chris John on Health Care
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 7): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • No connection to the federal drug lobbyists. (Oct 2004)
  • Wrote legislation for the safe reimportation of drugs. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO 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 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 YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 44% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
Chris John on Health Care
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • No connection to the federal drug lobbyists. (Oct 2004)
  • Wrote legislation for the safe reimportation of drugs. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO 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 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 YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 44% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
Bennett Johnston on Health Care
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bennett Johnston on other issues.
  • Voted YES on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
Bob Livingston on Health Care
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for Bob Livingston on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Billy Tauzin on Health Care
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Billy Tauzin on other issues.
  • 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 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Billy Tauzin III on Health Care
Former GOP Challenger (2004) (District 3): Click here for Billy Tauzin III on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Cao on Health Care
Republican (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Cao on other issues.
  • Develop a market-driven healthcare delivery system. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
John Cooksey on Health Care
Republican (District 5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers. (Mar 2002)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Bobby Jindal on Health Care
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Market-based alternatives to top-down ObamaCare. (Nov 2010)
  • Healthcare is a right; but instrument is the marketplace. (Nov 2010)
  • Euthanasia cheapens life just like abortion & infanticide. (Nov 2010)
  • Universal access, but not government-run. (Feb 2009)
  • Move away from ER to primary care; cover 100,000 uninsured. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
John Neely Kennedy on Health Care
Democratic Senate Challenger (LA): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Neely Kennedy on other issues.
  • Allow drug re-importation and bulk purchasing. (Oct 2004)
  • Refundable tax credit for the uninsured. (Oct 2004)
  • Allow govít workers options for Medicare-only tax. (Aug 2004)
  • Big Tobacco is Too Big of a Risk-divest tobacco settlement. (Jan 2001)
Jim McCrery on Health Care
Republican Representative (LA-4): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Jim McCrery on other issues.
  • 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 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 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)
  • 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 12% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Charles Melancon on Health Care
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon on other issues.
  • Supports kids on parents' insurance policies until age 26. (Oct 2010)
  • Opposed healthcare bill because it didn't work for America. (Oct 2010)
  • ObamaCare costs too much & does too little for middle-class. (Oct 2010)
  • 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)
Charles Melancon on Health Care
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon on other issues.
  • Supports kids on parents' insurance policies until age 26. (Oct 2010)
  • Opposed healthcare bill because it didn't work for America. (Oct 2010)
  • ObamaCare costs too much & does too little for middle-class. (Oct 2010)
  • 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)
David Vitter on Health Care
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 31 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • Introduced legislation to repeal ObamaCare. (Oct 2010)
  • I fought ObamaCare & I'm still fighting it. (Oct 2010)
  • ObamaCare injects government into private decisions. (Oct 2010)
  • Pushed to allow re-importation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Oct 2010)
  • Opposes SCHIP; it subsidizes wealthy states. (Oct 2010)
  • John voted against drug reimportation. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • 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 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)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Expedited licensing for biosimilar products. (Mar 2009)
Paul Carmouche on Health Care
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Paul Carmouche on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Cazayoux on Health Care
Democratic Representative (LA-6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Don Cazayoux on other issues.
  • Expand SCHIP to ensure that all children have insurance. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
William Jefferson on Health Care
Democratic Representative (LA-2): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for William Jefferson on other issues.
  • 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 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 YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Increase funding for AIDS treatment & prevention. (Jan 2001)
  • More funding for Rx benefits, community health, CHIPs. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 75% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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