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Butch Otter on Health Care
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • State-based health exchange, not federal one-size-fits-all. (Jan 2013)
  • 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)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)

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Michael Crapo on Health Care
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Michael Crapo on other issues.
  • 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 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 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 NO 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)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reforms should slow the long-term growth of health costs. (Jul 2009)
Jim Risch on Health Care
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Private sector is best suited to manage health care. (Nov 2008)
  • Innovation and technology make health care high quality. (Sep 2008)
  • 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)
  • Establishment of Office of Health Care Fraud Prevention. (Oct 2009)

House:


Raul Labrador on Health Care
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Raul Labrador 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)
  • 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)
Mike Simpson on Health Care
Republican Representative (ID-2): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Mike Simpson 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 NO 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)
  • 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 22% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Prohibit mandatory mental health screen for students. (May 2007)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Dirk Kempthorne on Health Care
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
Jim Risch on Health Care
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Private sector is best suited to manage health care. (Nov 2008)
  • Innovation and technology make health care high quality. (Sep 2008)
  • 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)
  • Establishment of Office of Health Care Fraud Prevention. (Oct 2009)
Jerry Brady on Health Care
Former Democrat Challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jerry Brady on other issues.
  • Health care is national problem & needs national solution. (Nov 2006)
Alan Blinken on Health Care
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (ID): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alan Blinken on other issues.
  • Extend patents in exchange for reasonable Rx drug prices. (Sep 2002)
Scott McClure on Health Care
2004 former Democratic Challenger: Click here for Scott McClure on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred Adams on Health Care
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Fred Adams on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Helen Chenoweth on Health Care
Republican (District 1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Helen Chenoweth on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
Larry Craig on Health Care
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Larry Craig on other issues.
  • 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 NO 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 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)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Dirk Kempthorne on Health Care
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
Larry LaRocco on Health Care
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously US Rep.: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Larry LaRocco on other issues.
  • Donít cut Medicare rates; ensure affordable health care. (Jul 2008)
  • Address our nursing shortage, starting with nursing teachers. (May 2008)
  • Preventative care for better health, and lower costs. (May 2008)
  • Everyone should have affordable & portable health insurance. (May 2008)
  • Health insurance equal to that given Members of Congress. (May 2008)
  • Allow people to keep their current health insurance. (May 2008)
  • Reduce the shortage of physicians. (May 2008)
  • Increase access to medical school loans. (May 2008)
  • Control the cost of malpractice insurance for physicians. (May 2008)
Walt Minnick on Health Care
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Walt Minnick 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)
Bill Sali on Health Care
Republican: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Sali on other issues.
  • 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)
Tom Sullivan on Health Care
2010 Democrat Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Sullivan on other issues.
  • Stop the worst abuses of the insurance industry. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
Butch Otter on Health Care
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • State-based health exchange, not federal one-size-fits-all. (Jan 2013)
  • 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)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Rex Rammell on Health Care
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rex Rammell on other issues.
  • Opt out of Medicare with Health Savings Accounts. (Jul 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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