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Sean Parnell on Health Care
Republican Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Sean Parnell on other issues.
  • Alaska does not want government mandates in health care. (Oct 2011)
  • Federal healthcare overreaches into Americans' private lives. (Oct 2011)
  • One size fits all health care too restricting. (Feb 2011)
  • Federal health care legislation diminishes our freedom. (Jan 2010)

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Mark Begich on Health Care
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Mark Begich on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare. (Nov 2013)
  • Protect future Medicare with “medical home” model. (Oct 2008)
  • Privatization undermines the integrity of Medicare. (Oct 2008)
  • Increase Medicare reimbursements and affordable health care. (May 2008)
  • Favors expanding Alaska’s Denali KidCare program. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
Joe Miller on Health Care
Challenger and previous Republican Nominee: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joe Miller on other issues.
  • Embrace threat of federal shutdown to defund ObamaCare. (Sep 2013)
  • Repeal ObamaCare; it's unconstitutional and won't work. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Lisa Murkowski on Health Care
Independent Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Lisa Murkowski on other issues.
  • Increased doctor reimbursements under Medicare. (Jun 2004)
  • Won Medicaid fund increases. (Jun 2004)
  • Won increased Medicare Nurse Practitioners Fees. (Jun 2004)
  • Secured rural hospital aid. (Jun 2004)
  • Secured nurse training money for university. (Jun 2004)
  • Won community health center funding increase. (Jun 2004)
  • Won approval for $1.7B more for veterans’ care. (Jun 2004)
  • 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 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 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 12% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Dan Sullivan on Health Care
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Sullivan on other issues.
  • Sued to block ObamaCare as outside bounds of Constitution. (Dec 2013)
Mead Treadwell on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mead Treadwell on other issues.
  • I will work to repeal ObamaCare. (Oct 2013)
  • Repeal ObamaCare by winning back Senate. (Sep 2013)

House:


Don Young on Health Care
Republican Representative (AK-At-Large): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Don Young 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 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)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (May 2013)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Frank Murkowski on Health Care
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • 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)
Tony Knowles on Health Care
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tony Knowles on other issues.
  • Seniors deserve access to affordable medicine. (Jun 2004)
  • Extend health care coverage for families. (Jun 2004)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Sarah Palin on Health Care
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • ObamaCare should focus on helping doctors via tort reform. (Nov 2010)
  • Greater competition, more choices, and less litigation. (Jan 2009)
  • Health Care Commission recommends habits against obesity. (Jan 2009)
  • $5,000 tax credit for families to buy their own coverage. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: Obama’s plan does not remove private insurance. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: McCain’s plan costs $14B/year; not budget-neutral. (Oct 2008)
  • Signed up as organ donor; Alaska leads the states. (Apr 2008)
  • Health care must be market-and business-driven. (Jan 2008)
  • Take personal responsibility for personal health & all areas. (Jan 2008)
  • Doctors should manage health care, not bureaucracies. (Jan 2008)
  • Personal responsibility & choices key to good health. (Jan 2008)
  • Flexibility in government regulations to allow competition. (Nov 2006)
  • More affordable health care via competition. (Nov 2006)
Jim Sykes on Health Care
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Sykes on other issues.
  • Single-payer universal health care. (Jun 2004)
  • Comprehensive universal health care for all. (May 2004)
Frank Vondersaar on Health Care
Democrat Challenger (2002; and lost 2010 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Vondersaar on other issues.
  • More federal funding for health coverage. (May 2010)
Dave Cuddy on Health Care
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dave Cuddy on other issues.
  • Allow retirees to opt out of Medicare. (Aug 2008)
Scott McAdams on Health Care
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott McAdams on other issues.
  • Supports government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
Frank Murkowski on Health Care
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • 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)
Rick Sikma on Health Care
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Sikma on other issues.
  • Supports federal assistance for healthcare red-tape. (Jun 2008)
Ted Stevens on Health Care
Republican Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Ted Stevens on other issues.
  • Pay Medicare doctors 35%, and means-test Medicare payments. (Oct 2008)
  • 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 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)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • Rated 12% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
Vic Vickers on Health Care
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Vic Vickers on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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