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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Bill Haslam on Health Care
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Haslam on other issues.
  • Expand Medicaid to include smoking cessation assistance. (Jul 2011)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)

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Lamar Alexander on Health Care
Republican Sr Senator (TN); previously candidate for President: Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Lamar Alexander on other issues.
  • Delay Medicare Rx price increases & keep physician payments. (Oct 2008)
  • Patient’s bill of rights with four principles; but not suing. (May 1999)
  • For uninsured: church-based Health Care Networks. (May 1999)
  • Medicare provides a menu of plans, some with add-on costs. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • 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 YES 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 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)
  • Establishment of Office of Health Care Fraud Prevention. (Oct 2009)
Joe Carr on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Carr on other issues.
  • ObamaCare must be defunded and repealed. (Nov 2013)
Mark Clayton on Health Care
Democratic Nominee: Click here for Mark Clayton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Corker on Health Care
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bob Corker on other issues.
  • Let competition determine Rx prices, not negotiation. (Sep 2006)
  • Encourage Health Savings Accounts. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on 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 YES 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)
  • Establishment of Office of Health Care Fraud Prevention. (Oct 2009)
Zach Poskevich on Health Care
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Zach Poskevich on other issues.
  • One of my top priorities is to repeal ObamaCare. (Mar 2012)

House:


Diane Black on Health Care
Republican (District 6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Diane Black on other issues.
  • Fight to repeal Obamacare. (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)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law. (Jan 2011)
Marsha Blackburn on Health Care
Republican Representative (TN-7): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Marsha Blackburn on other issues.
  • Reform by reducing bureaucracy and reducing costs. (Jan 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)
  • 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 NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Prohibit mandatory mental health screen for students. (May 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Steve Cohen on Health Care
Democrat: Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Steve Cohen on other issues.
  • Adequate health care is a fundamental right. (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)
  • MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare. (Jan 2001)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
  • Establish a public insurance option via healthcare Exchanges. (Jan 2011)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)
Jim Cooper on Health Care
Democratic Representative (TN-5): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Jim Cooper 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 YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 89% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
Scott DesJarlais on Health Care
Republican (District 4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Scott DesJarlais on other issues.
  • Fight for market based reforms, not for bureaucrats. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Jimmy Duncan on Health Care
Republican Representative (TN-2): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Jimmy Duncan 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 YES 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)
  • 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)
  • Abolish federal Medicare entitlement; leave it to states. (Dec 2000)
  • Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers. (Mar 2002)
  • Rated 22% 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)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Stephen Fincher on Health Care
Republican (District 8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Fincher on other issues.
  • Less government interference in medical decisions. (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)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Chuck Fleischmann on Health Care
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Fleischmann on other issues.
  • Eliminate frivolous lawsuits; but choose own doctor. (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)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Phil Roe on Health Care
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Phil Roe on other issues.
  • Freeze Medicare cuts; they’re devastating for seniors. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Phil Bredesen on Health Care
Democratic TN Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Phil Bredesen on other issues.
  • Cover Tennessee: provide affordable, portable insurance. (Nov 2006)
  • Reform TennCare with more regulation of MCOs. (Oct 2002)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Don Sundquist on Health Care
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Don Sundquist on other issues.
  • We must save TennCare, for children & the needy. (Jan 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Ed Bryant on Health Care
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ed Bryant 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 YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
Bob Clement on Health Care
Former Democratic Senate Nominee (2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Clement on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Bill Frist on Health Care
Republican Senate Majority Leader (TN, retiring 2006): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Bill Frist on other issues.
  • Frequent medical mission trips to Africa. (Nov 2006)
  • Prescription drug benefit is lifeblood of our future. (Aug 2004)
  • “Welcome to Medicare” physical--real reform and improvement. (Aug 2004)
  • Health Savings Accounts empower responsibility. (Aug 2004)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted NO on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Tipper Gore on Health Care
Democratic Candidate (Former): Click here for Tipper Gore on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Van Hilleary on Health Care
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Van Hilleary 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 YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
Bill Jenkins on Health Care
Republican (Retired 2006) (District 1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bill Jenkins on other issues.
  • 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 YES 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 12% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Rosalind Kurita on Health Care
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rosalind Kurita on other issues.
  • Access for all to quality, affordable healthcare. (Feb 2006)
  • Worked as a nurse doing hands-on healthcare. (Feb 2006)
  • Re-import safe prescription drugs. (Feb 2006)
James Quillen on Health Care
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for James Quillen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred Thompson on Health Care
Former Republican Senator; 2004 candidate for Pres.: Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Fred Thompson on other issues.
  • I like mandates; mandates work. (Jan 2008)
  • Make insurance portable so employment untied from health. (Dec 2007)
  • Lower cost by more efficient markets, not bigger government. (Dec 2007)
  • Less benefits for high-income Medicare beneficiaries. (Oct 2007)
  • One-size-fits-all programs are inefficient & inadequate. (Sep 2007)
  • Competition, free-market solutions & personal responsibility. (Sep 2007)
  • Your own decisions are better than massive bureaucracy. (Sep 2007)
  • We have world’s best medical system but it’s too expensive. (Aug 2007)
  • Americans better served than nationalized Canadian system. (Jun 2007)
  • A good number of the people choose not to be insured. (Jan 2006)
  • We’ve got the best health care in the world. (Jan 2006)
  • Medicare drug payment methods are fundamentally flawed. (Jun 2001)
  • Medicare loses $11B per year to errors and fraud. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted NO on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
Ed Bryant on Health Care
Republican (District 7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ed Bryant 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 YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
Bob Clement on Health Care
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Clement on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
David Davis on Health Care
Republican: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for David Davis on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
Lincoln Davis on Health Care
Democratic Representative (TN-4): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Davis on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 67% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
Harold Ford on Health Care
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford on other issues.
  • Let Medicare negotiate prescription drug prices. (Sep 2006)
  • 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 NO 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)
  • Increase funding for AIDS treatment & prevention. (Jan 2001)
  • More funding for Rx benefits, community health, CHIPs. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 86% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Harold Ford-TN on Health Care
2006 Democratic challenger, Former U.S. Rep: Click here for Harold Ford-TN on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bart Gordon on Health Care
Democratic Representative (TN-6): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Bart Gordon 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 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 NO on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES 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 YES 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 75% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
Bo Heyward on Health Care
Independent challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bo Heyward on other issues.
  • Healthcare should be handled by states, not feds. (Apr 2006)
Van Hilleary on Health Care
Republican (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Van Hilleary 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 YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
Chris Lugo on Health Care
Green challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Lugo on other issues.
  • Implement universal, single payer system like Canada. (Oct 2008)
  • Ensure Universal Health Care. (Aug 2006)
Mike Padgett on Health Care
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Padgett on other issues.
  • Private sector can’t make health accessible and affordable. (Jun 2008)
John Tanner on Health Care
Democratic Representative (TN-8): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for John Tanner 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 NO 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 67% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
Bob Tuke on Health Care
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Tuke on other issues.
  • National health care insurance exchange. (Jun 2008)
Zach Wamp on Health Care
Republican Representative (TN-3): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Zach Wamp on other issues.
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • 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 YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Abolish federal Medicare entitlement; leave it to states. (Dec 2000)
  • Rated 33% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Kenneth Eaton on Health Care
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kenneth Eaton on other issues.
  • Federal guidelines to ensure proper medical care. (May 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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