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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Earl Ray Tomblin on Health Care
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Earl Ray Tomblin on other issues.
  • All should have access at an affordable price. (Feb 2011)
  • WV Connect: access for 10,000 working uninsured & spouses. (Jan 2011)

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Shelley Moore Capito on Health Care
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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 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 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)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • Rated 22% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
  • 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)
Joe Manchin III on Health Care
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • ObamaCare makes healthcare more affordable for everyone. (Oct 2012)
  • Reform & repair ObamaCare, not repeal. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes requiring individuals or businesses to buy insurance. (Oct 2010)
  • Prohibit denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. (Oct 2010)
  • I'm behind reform; but a lot of ObamaCare needs repeal. (Oct 2010)
  • Expand Health Lifestyles & Preventive Care programs. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Supports government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Pat McGeehan on Health Care
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat McGeehan on other issues.
  • Repeal ObamaCare; oppose any universal healthcare. (Nov 2013)
John Raese on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Raese on other issues.
  • ObamaCare relies on poor business model; use private-sector. (Nov 2013)
  • ObamaCare is the problem, not the solution. (Oct 2012)
  • ObamaCare is worst bill to ever come out of Congress. (Oct 2010)
  • ObamaCare is pure, unadulterated socialism. (Oct 2010)
  • Free market is best approach for affordable health care. (May 2006)
  • Supports Health Savings Accounts. (May 2006)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Natalie Tennant on Health Care
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Natalie Tennant on other issues.
  • Supports access to insurance for all. (Nov 2013)
  • FactCheck: GOP says 147,000 lose insurance; really 8,800. (Nov 2013)

House:


Shelley Moore Capito on Health Care
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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 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 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)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • Rated 22% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
  • 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)
David McKinley on Health Care
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for David McKinley on other issues.
  • Strengthen the existing private market system. (Nov 2010)
  • 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)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Alan Mollohan on Health Care
Democratic Representative (WV-1): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Alan Mollohan 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 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 YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 78% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
Nick Rahall on Health Care
Democratic Representative (WV-3): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Nick Rahall 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 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 YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers. (Mar 2002)
  • Rated 78% 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)
  • Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Joe Manchin III on Health Care
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • ObamaCare makes healthcare more affordable for everyone. (Oct 2012)
  • Reform & repair ObamaCare, not repeal. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes requiring individuals or businesses to buy insurance. (Oct 2010)
  • Prohibit denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. (Oct 2010)
  • I'm behind reform; but a lot of ObamaCare needs repeal. (Oct 2010)
  • Expand Health Lifestyles & Preventive Care programs. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Supports government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
John Rockefeller on Health Care
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 28 full quotes OR click here for John Rockefeller on other issues.
  • Worked to improve prescription drug coverage. (Aug 2008)
  • $100B on healthcare reform requires large new unpopular tax. (Jun 1994)
  • 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 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 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)
  • Voted YES on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
  • Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage. (Apr 2001)
  • Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations. (May 2003)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Include mental health services under Medicare. (Jun 2008)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Cecil Underwood on Health Care
Republican Candidate 2000: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cecil Underwood on other issues.
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Bob Wise on Health Care
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • $1.5M to provide healthcare access for every child. (Feb 2001)
  • Improve patient rights by allowing to sue HMOs. (Feb 2001)
  • More discounts for prescription drugs. (Feb 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)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
Hiram Lewis on Health Care
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Hiram Lewis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Snuffer on Health Care
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Rick Snuffer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jay Wolfe on Health Care
2002 Republican Challenger (WV): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jay Wolfe on other issues.
  • FairTax would correct Medicare Rx funding problems. (Oct 2008)
  • Let market forces drive down the cost of medicine. (Jun 2008)
Robert Byrd on Health Care
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Robert Byrd on other issues.
  • 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 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 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)
  • Voted YES on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
  • Rated 75% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
Carte Goodwin on Health Care
Former Democratic Appointee: Click here for Carte Goodwin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zane Lawhorn on Health Care
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Zane Lawhorn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Wise on Health Care
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • $1.5M to provide healthcare access for every child. (Feb 2001)
  • Improve patient rights by allowing to sue HMOs. (Feb 2001)
  • More discounts for prescription drugs. (Feb 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)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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