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Pat McCrory on Health Care
Republican Governor: Click here for Pat McCrory on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

NC 2014: 2014 NC Senate debate


Richard Burr on Health Care
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO 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 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)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Support enhanced health insurance marketplace pooling. (Apr 2008)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Kay Hagan on Health Care
Democratic Jr Senator; previously member of State Senate: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Kay Hagan on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Hagan promised wrongly that all can keep insurance. (Jan 2014)
  • I'd vote for ObamaCare again, but do "sensible fixes". (Dec 2013)
  • AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare. (Nov 2013)
  • AdWatch: Voted against consumers keeping pre-ObamaCare plans. (Nov 2013)
  • Keep fighting to extend health coverage to children. (May 2008)
  • Allow the government to negotiate for lower drug costs. (May 2008)
  • We must reduce our nursing shortage. (May 2008)
  • Bridge the gap on health care. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Sep 2013)
  • Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE. (Jun 2009)
Sean Haugh on Health Care
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sean Haugh on other issues.
  • Opposes expanding ObamaCare. (Jul 2014)
  • Guaranteeing medical care is not a government responsibility. (Nov 2004)
Thom Tillis on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Thom Tillis on other issues.
  • AdWatch: ObamaCare is a disaster. (Jan 2014)
  • AdWatch: TV PAC attack on ObamaCare is a "badge of honor". (Dec 2013)
  • Do everything in our power to undo ObamaCare. (Sep 2013)

House:


G.K. Butterfield on Health Care
Democratic Representative (NC-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for G.K. Butterfield on other issues.
  • Insurance costs are forcing small businesses to lay off. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
  • Increase funding for AIDS treatment & prevention. (Jan 2001)
  • More funding for Rx benefits, community health, CHIPs. (Jan 2001)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
Renee Ellmers on Health Care
Republican (District 2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Renee Ellmers on other issues.
  • Worked as a nurse prior to running for office. (Apr 2012)
  • Obamacare is the wrong way to improve health care. (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)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law. (Jan 2011)
Virginia Foxx on Health Care
Republican Representative (NC-5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Virginia Foxx 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)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
George Holding on Health Care
Republican (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Holding on other issues.
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
Richard Hudson on Health Care
Republican (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hudson on other issues.
  • No government takeover of our healthcare system. (Nov 2012)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
Walter Beaman Jones on Health Care
Republican Representative (NC-3): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Walter Beaman Jones on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 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 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)
  • Abolish federal Medicare entitlement; leave it to states. (Dec 2000)
  • Rated 33% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
  • Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law. (Jan 2011)
  • Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE. (Jun 2009)
Larry Kissell on Health Care
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Larry Kissell 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 NO 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)
Patrick McHenry on Health Care
Republican Representative (NC-10): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Patrick McHenry 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 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)
Mark Meadows on Health Care
Republican (District 11): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mark Meadows on other issues.
  • Replace ObamaCare with patient choice & lower cost. (Nov 2012)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
Robert Pittenger on Health Care
Republican (District 9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Pittenger on other issues.
  • Replace ObamaCare with market-driven healthcare. (Nov 2012)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
David Eugene Price on Health Care
Democratic Representative (NC-4): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for David Eugene Price 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 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)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 89% 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)
  • Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Mel Watt on Health Care
Democratic Representative (NC-12): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Mel Watt 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)
  • Increase funding for AIDS treatment & prevention. (Jan 2001)
  • More funding for Rx benefits, community health, CHIPs. (Jan 2001)
  • MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Elizabeth Dole on Health Care
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • Allow self-employed to deduct health costs. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES 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 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 $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator. (Mar 2008)
Mike Easley on Health Care
Democratic NC Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Easley on other issues.
  • Supports Patients’ Bill of Rights with right to sue. (Feb 2001)
  • Prescription drug plan for seniors reduces net costs. (Feb 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
Bev Perdue on Health Care
North Carolina Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bev Perdue on other issues.
  • Led efforts to expand children’s health coverage. (Nov 2008)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
John Howard Coble on Health Care
Republican Representative (NC-6): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for John Howard Coble 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 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 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)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
Mike McIntyre on Health Care
Democratic Representative (NC-7): Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for Mike McIntyre on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 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 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)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 56% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator. (Mar 2008)
  • Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Brad Miller on Health Care
Democratic Representative (NC-13): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Brad Miller 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)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
Sue Myrick on Health Care
Republican Representative (NC-9): Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for Sue Myrick 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 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 the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 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)
Heath Shuler on Health Care
Democrat: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Heath Shuler 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 NO 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)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
James Hunt on Health Care
Former Democrat Governor (1993-2000): Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Hunt on other issues.
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Frank Ballance on Health Care
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Frank Ballance on other issues.
  • 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)
Erskine Bowles on Health Care
2004 former Democrat challenger; former W.H. Chief of Staff: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Erskine Bowles on other issues.
  • Provide health insurance for the unemployed. (Jul 2004)
  • Tax credits for businesses that provide health care. (Jul 2004)
  • Allow small businesses to pool purchasing power. (Jul 2004)
  • Give all reservists access to TRICARE. (Jul 2004)
  • Must invest in health care for rural residents. (Nov 2001)
Eva Clayton on Health Care
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Eva Clayton on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Increase funding for AIDS treatment & prevention. (Jan 2001)
  • More funding for Rx benefits, community health, CHIPs. (Jan 2001)
  • 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)
John Edwards on Health Care
Former Democrat Senator; retired to run for President, 2004: Click here for 61 full quotes OR click here for John Edwards on other issues.
  • On wife's cancer: "We have a dysfunctional health system". (Aug 2009)
  • Health Markets, over time, evolve toward single-payer. (Nov 2008)
  • No one is not worthy of health care. (Jan 2008)
  • Critics call plan backdoor to a single payer system. (Nov 2007)
  • Don’t spend another decade arguing; get it done. (Nov 2007)
  • Provide incentives for students to go to nursing school. (Oct 2007)
  • Exactly the same healthcare rights for same-sex couples. (Aug 2007)
  • Fully fund finding a cure for AIDS. (Jun 2007)
  • Mental health parity: treat it just like physical health. (Jun 2007)
  • End Bush’s tax cuts to pay for health care. (Jun 2007)
  • Medicare: invest in preventive care & better chronic care. (Feb 2007)
  • America’s seniors & children victimized by healthcare cuts. (Jun 2005)
  • Double the funding to fight the global AIDS epidemic. (Oct 2004)
  • Support allowing prescription drugs into the US from Canada. (Oct 2004)
  • Health care should be viewed in larger context of poverty. (Feb 2004)
  • Cap on damages for personal injuries is discriminatory. (Jan 2004)
  • Med-mal cases are about accountability for mistakes. (Dec 2003)
  • Campbell verdict empowered nurses & informed consent. (Dec 2003)
  • Bush works for big HMOs and big pharma; I stand up for you. (May 2003)
  • Health care crisis requires fighting big corporations. (May 2003)
  • More help to those who fall through the cracks of the system. (Aug 2004)

    Universal Coverage

  • For universal coverage for kids in ‘04; now coverage for all. (Nov 2007)
  • Taking away Congress’ healthcare intended to shake things up. (Nov 2007)
  • AdWatch: Universal health care by July 2009. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: President cannot remove Congress’ health care. (Nov 2007)
  • $90B-$120B per year for healthcare, by ending Bush tax cut. (Sep 2007)
  • If not universal coverage, which people wouldn’t be covered? (Sep 2007)
  • Let people choose between private plan and single-payer. (Sep 2007)
  • Take on insurance & drug companies, who have blocked reform. (Sep 2007)
  • Comprehensive coverage costs $90B to $120B a year. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck: Plan costs $106B-$146B per year, not $90B-$120B. (Sep 2007)
  • 2004: universal coverage irresponsible; but US has changed. (Sep 2007)
  • Congress grants healthcare to all, or give up their own. (Sep 2007)
  • For universal coverage, must mandate everyone be covered. (Jul 2007)
  • FactCheck: Medicaid already covers treatment for HIV/AIDS. (Jun 2007)
  • Obama’s health plan will leave about 15 million uncovered. (Jun 2007)
  • Require employer coverage for every single American. (Apr 2007)
  • Dysfunctional health care system needs bold, dramatic change. (Mar 2007)
  • Universal coverage makes US business more competitve abroad. (Mar 2007)
  • Not possible to get universal coverage without raising taxes. (Mar 2007)
  • Job-based insurance can be accomplished, not single-payer. (Mar 2007)
  • Silence is betrayal about universal healthcare-we can’t wait. (Feb 2007)
  • Expand Medicaid & create health markets to cover uninsured. (Feb 2007)
  • Increase taxes to pay for universal insurance. (Feb 2007)
  • We need universal health insurance. (Feb 2007)
  • It is morally wrong to leave so many Americans uninsured. (Aug 2004)
  • Start providing health insurance for every child in America. (Aug 2004)
  • Provide a bonus for states to get children insured. (Aug 2004)
  • Cover every child and vulnerable adults. (Mar 2004)
  • Cover 3m Hispanic kids & have National Translation Center. (Sep 2003)

    Voting Record

  • Require health insurance for every child. (Aug 2003)
  • 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 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)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations. (May 2003)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • End government propaganda on Medicare bill. (Mar 2004)
Lauch Faircloth on Health Care
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lauch Faircloth on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted NO on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
David Funderburk on Health Care
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for David Funderburk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred Heineman on Health Care
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for Fred Heineman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Helms on Health Care
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Helms on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Cass Ballenger on Health Care
Republican (District 10): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Cass Ballenger 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 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)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Richard Burr on Health Care
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO 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 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)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Support enhanced health insurance marketplace pooling. (Apr 2008)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Cal Cunningham on Health Care
2010 Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cal Cunningham on other issues.
  • Reform is essential to our competitiveness & to our families. (Mar 2010)
Elizabeth Dole on Health Care
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • Allow self-employed to deduct health costs. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES 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 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 $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator. (Mar 2008)
Bob Etheridge on Health Care
Democratic Representative (NC-2): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Bob Etheridge 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)
  • 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 YES 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 78% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Robin Hayes on Health Care
Republican Representative (NC-8): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Robin Hayes 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 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)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Bill Hefner on Health Care
Democrat (District 8): Click here for Bill Hefner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elaine Marshall on Health Care
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Elaine Marshall on other issues.
  • End lifetime caps & exorbitant co-pays. (Jul 2010)
  • Coverage for mammograms and Pap Smears. (Jul 2010)
  • Strong supporter of the public option. (Jul 2010)
Jim Neal on Health Care
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Neal on other issues.
  • Transition to health care instead of sick care. (Mar 2008)
  • Don’t turn Medicare over to giant insurance companies. (Mar 2008)
Charles Taylor on Health Care
Republican (District 11): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Charles Taylor 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 YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 12% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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