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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Jan Brewer on Health Care
Republican Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jan Brewer on other issues.
  • Expand Medicaid to 133% of the federal poverty level. (Apr 2013)
  • Does not support a federal health care plan. (Nov 2011)
  • Obamacare was a mistake and people starting to see this. (Nov 2011)
  • We don't want federal help; sue to remain independent. (Jan 2010)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Fred DuVal on Health Care
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Fred DuVal on other issues.
  • Expand Medicaid to 133% of the federal poverty level. (Apr 2013)
Phil Gordon on Health Care
Mayor of Phoenix: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Phil Gordon on other issues.
  • Mayor Gordon to work for growing healthcare organization. (Nov 2011)
JL Mealer on Health Care
Independent for Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for JL Mealer on other issues.
  • No-profit healthcare: push Federal Health Insurance Bank. (Jan 2012)
  • Treat those who are incapable of caring for themselves. (Sep 2011)
  • Replace ObamaCare with Mealer Economic Initiative. (Sep 2011)

Senate:

AZ 2012: 2012 Arizona Senate debate


Richard Carmona on Health Care
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Richard Carmona on other issues.
  • Repealing ObamaCare means public pays for the uninsured. (Oct 2012)
  • Would not have voted for ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Eliminate waste, fraud, & abuse--then prevention. (Oct 2012)
  • Helped open the first trauma center in southern Arizona. (May 2012)
  • Indignity of being poor patient in hospital sensitizes me. (May 2012)
  • Preserve Medicare benefits, but modernize it. (Mar 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Jeff Flake on Health Care
Republican Representative (AZ-6); Senate challenger: Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Flake on other issues.
  • ObamaCare is a heavy anchor to drag around. (May 2012)
  • Obamacare is not the answer; choice & competition are. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • 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 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)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • 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 any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Jon Kyl on Health Care
Republican Jr Senator (AZ; retiring 2012): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Jon Kyl 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 $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 NO 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)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
John McCain on Health Care
Republican nominee for President; Senior Senator (AZ): Click here for 65 full quotes OR click here for John McCain on other issues.
  • Repeal and replace the massive federal health-care law. (Sep 2010)
  • Healthcare reform requires cultural change over a generation. (Nov 2008)
  • Get healthcare records online to reduce costs. (Oct 2008)
  • Mandated heath insurance is Big Government at its best. (Oct 2008)
  • 50% credit for businesses who provide employees insurance. (Oct 2008)
  • Put health records online, to reduce medical errors. (Oct 2008)
  • Health care is a responsibility: just make it available. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: Plan is $5,000 per family, not $5,000 per person. (Oct 2008)
  • Bring together smart Americans to solve Medicare. (Oct 2008)
  • $5,000 refundable tax credit for every family. (Sep 2008)
  • Family should make health decisions, not federal government. (Sep 2008)
  • FactCheck: Obama’s plan is voluntary for adults. (Sep 2008)
  • Tax credits to address crisis of health insurance. (Aug 2008)
  • FactCheck: McCain’s $5,000 health tax credit would be taxed. (Aug 2008)
  • Large tax credit for families to buy their health care. (Jul 2008)
  • 1997: Give FDA more regulatory powers over tobacco. (Mar 2008)
  • Harness market competition for comprehensive reform. (Feb 2008)
  • Preserve quality of health care by individual responsibility. (Dec 2007)
  • Give individuals $2500 refundable tax credits for healthcare. (Oct 2007)
  • Control health costs so manufacturers stay competitive. (Oct 2007)
  • Stumped by whether contraceptives prevent spread of AIDS. (Oct 2007)
  • No mandated universal system; no mandated insurance coverage. (Jun 2006)
  • We should be able to reimport drugs from Canada. (Jan 2006)
  • Include a health savings account in healthcare reform. (Jan 2006)
  • The problem with health care in America is inflation. (Jan 2006)
  • Supports tax-free medical savings accounts & tax credits. (Nov 2004)
  • 1989: No mandatory catastrophic Medicare coverage. (Jan 2004)
  • 1993: To socialize healthcare would be to ruin it. (Jan 2004)
  • Greater consumer access to generic drugs. (May 2002)
  • 1998 tobacco bill attempted regulation via $1.10/pack tax. (Sep 2000)
  • Favorite cause: Cleft-palate surgery for children. (Oct 2007)
  • Higher taxes on cigarettes. (Jan 2000)
  • Matching funds for seniors citizens’ prescription drugs. (Dec 1999)
  • Expand health insurance to 11 million uninsured children. (Dec 1999)
  • Keep health care promises to aging veterans. (Nov 1999)
  • Address powerlessness when faced with health care crises. (Jul 1999)
  • “Patient rights” means value human life over dollars. (Jul 1999)
  • Expand medical savings; community health; & tax deductions. (Jul 1999)
  • Patient Rights: access; MDs over HMOs; grievance process. (Jul 1999)
  • Allow paying extra for choice of doctors & care. (Jul 1999)
  • Full doctor-patient discussion even when it costs HMO. (Jul 1999)
  • Supports patient rights; regulate nicotine as a drug. (Jul 1998)
  • More tax-deductible health costs; limits on malpractice. (Jul 1998)

    Voting Record

  • Allow appealing HMO decisions externally & in court. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on 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 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 NO 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 25% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)

House:


Ron Barber on Health Care
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ron Barber on other issues.
  • No massive cuts to Medicare; no private Medicare insurance. (Jun 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Trent Franks on Health Care
Republican Representative (AZ-2): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Trent Franks 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 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)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
Paul Gosar on Health Care
Republican (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Paul Gosar 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)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Raul Grijalva on Health Care
Democratic Representative (AZ-7): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Raul Grijalva 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 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)
  • MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% 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)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
  • Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Establish a public insurance option via healthcare Exchanges. (Jan 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (May 2013)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Expedited licensing for biosimilar products. (Mar 2009)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Health Care
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ann Kirkpatrick on other issues.
  • Work toward access to quality affordable health care for all. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
David Schweikert on Health Care
Republican (District 6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for David Schweikert on other issues.
  • Nationalized healthcare blows a massive hole in budget. (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)
Kyrsten Sinema on Health Care
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kyrsten Sinema on other issues.
  • ObamaCare isn't perfect; let's work to amend it. (Nov 2012)
  • "Universal" sounds socialist, so say "affordable healthcare". (Jul 2009)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Janet Napolitano-Gov on Health Care
Former Democratic Governor; now in Cabinet: Click here for Janet Napolitano-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Riggs on Health Care
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Riggs on other issues.
  • Stop the "Obamanization" of Arizona. (Jul 2014)
Don Bivens on Health Care
Former Democratic Challenger (2012): Click here for Don Bivens on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bryan Hackbarth on Health Care
Republican Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bryan Hackbarth on other issues.
  • Obamacare is not good for this country. (Jan 2012)
David Ruben on Health Care
Democratic Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Ruben on other issues.
  • Stop restricting how doctors can prescribe pain medication. (May 2012)
  • I support universal health care. (May 2012)
Jeff Flake on Health Care
Republican Representative (AZ-6); Senate challenger: Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Flake on other issues.
  • ObamaCare is a heavy anchor to drag around. (May 2012)
  • Obamacare is not the answer; choice & competition are. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • 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 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)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • 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 any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Gabby Giffords on Health Care
Democrat: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Gabby Giffords on other issues.
  • Expand access to affordable health care. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
Ed Pastor on Health Care
Democratic Representative (AZ-4): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Ed Pastor 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 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)
  • MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
  • 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)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)
Ben Quayle on Health Care
Republican (lost 2012 primary) (District 3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ben Quayle on other issues.
  • Repeal and replace Obamacare with private sector competition. (Oct 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 any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Matt Salmon on Health Care
Republican (District 5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Matt Salmon on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
Jane Dee Hull on Health Care
Former Republican Governor (1997-2002): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jane Dee Hull on other issues.
  • Supports Kidscare; publicize it via schools. (Jan 2001)
  • 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)
J.D. Hayworth on Health Care
Republican (until 2007) (District 6): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for J.D. Hayworth 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)
  • Abolish federal Medicare entitlement; leave it to states. (Dec 2000)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
J.D. Hayworth on Health Care
2010 Republican challenger; previously US Representative: Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for J.D. Hayworth 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)
  • Abolish federal Medicare entitlement; leave it to states. (Dec 2000)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Stuart Starky on Health Care
2004 former Democrat challenger; also ran for Senate in '00: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Stuart Starky on other issues.
  • Every American deserves health insurance. (Aug 2004)
  • Ensure access to basic health care. (Jul 2002)
Bob Stump on Health Care
Former GOP (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Stump on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
Rudy Garcia on Health Care
2010 Democratic challenger (lost primary); previously Mayor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rudy Garcia on other issues.
  • More funding for health coverage, like other countries. (Mar 2010)
Rodney Glassman on Health Care
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rodney Glassman on other issues.
  • Fix system so everyone who wants insurance can afford it. (Mar 2010)
Jim Kolbe on Health Care
Republican (District 5): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Jim Kolbe 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 NO on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers. (Mar 2002)
  • 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 44% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)
Harry Mitchell on Health Care
Democrat: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Harry Mitchell on other issues.
  • Allow negotiations for lower Medicare prices. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
Jim Pederson on Health Care
Democratic challenger, state party chair: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Pederson on other issues.
  • Feds should negotiate for better Rx prices. (May 2006)
Rick Renzi on Health Care
Republican Representative (AZ-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Rick Renzi on other issues.
  • Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 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 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)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
John Shadegg on Health Care
Republican Representative (AZ-3): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for John Shadegg on other issues.
  • Allow buying health insurance from any state in the country. (Jul 2009)
  • 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 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 22% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals. (Feb 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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