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Jack Markell on Health Care
Delaware Democratic Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jack Markell on other issues.
  • Government funding will lower health care costs. (Oct 2011)
  • Ensure that every Delawarean owns health insurance. (Nov 2008)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)

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DE 2014: 2014 DE Senate debate


Tom Carper on Health Care
Democratic Sr Senator (DE): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Tom Carper on other issues.
  • Suffers from glaucoma & high blood pressure. (Oct 2012)
  • I don't expect to read confusing ObamaCare bill. (May 2010)
  • Supports More Federal Funding for Health Coverage. (Sep 2000)
  • Universal coverage for children is within our grasp. (Jan 1999)
  • 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 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 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 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)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations. (May 2003)
  • Rated 71% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Chris Coons on Health Care
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chris Coons on other issues.
  • Malpractice lawsuits with no cap offer important redress. (Oct 2010)
  • Extend, perfect, and implement ObamaCare. (Oct 2010)
  • Groups representing nurses & seniors support ObamaCare. (Oct 2010)
  • Responsibly implement healthcare law while containing costs. (Sep 2010)
  • Longstanding need to fix health care system. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
Christine O`Donnell on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Christine O`Donnell on other issues.
  • OpEd: Medicare vouchers dwindle in value after 2021. (Jan 2012)
  • Cared for grandmother dying of Alzheimers. (Aug 2011)
  • ObamaCare is insurance reform, not health care reform. (Oct 2010)
  • 1/4 of Democrats now oppose ObamaCare, as costs skyrocket. (Oct 2010)
  • ObamaCare puts Uncle Sam in the examination room. (Oct 2010)
  • Avoid ER expenses by cross-state catastrophic insurance. (Oct 2010)
  • Full repeal of invasive & intrusive healthcare law. (Sep 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Alex Pires on Health Care
Independent Challenger: Click here for Alex Pires on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kevin Wade on Health Care
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kevin Wade on other issues.
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)

House:


John Carney on Health Care
Democrat (District AL): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Carney on other issues.
  • Plan for increased research and prevention. (Nov 2010)
  • 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ruth Ann Minner on Health Care
Democratic DE Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ruth Ann Minner on other issues.
  • Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care. (Nov 2004)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
Michael Castle on Health Care
2010 Senate Challenger (lost primary); previously Gov.& Rep.: Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Michael Castle 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 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)
  • 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 56% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Michael Castle on Health Care
Former GOP (until 2010) (District AL): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Michael Castle 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 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)
  • 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 56% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Ray Clatworthy on Health Care
2002 Republican Senate Challenger (DE): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ray Clatworthy on other issues.
  • No additional federal funding for health care. (Mar 2009)
  • Drug benefit in Medicare, now. (Sep 2002)
William Roth on Health Care
Former Republican Senator (unseated, 2000): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for William Roth on other issues.
  • 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)
Ted Kaufman on Health Care
Democratic Senate-Appointee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ted Kaufman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
Mike Protack on Health Care
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Protack on other issues.
  • Implement a state-run National Health Care system. (Jan 2006)
Jan Ting on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jan Ting on other issues.
  • Tort reform to limit frivolous healthcare lawsuits. (Sep 2006)
  • Study MA experiment in universal health insurance. (Sep 2006)
Beau Biden on Health Care
Democratic Senate Challenger; currently Attorney General: Click here for Beau Biden on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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