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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Charlie Baker on Health Care
Republican nominee for Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charlie Baker on other issues.
  • Eliminate mandated benefits that are more than people need. (Nov 2010)
Don Berwick on Health Care
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Don Berwick on other issues.
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement: focus on quality. (Feb 2014)
  • Triple Aim strategy: improve experience, health, and cost. (Jan 2014)
  • Explore single payer system in Massachusetts. (Jan 2014)
  • 2011: #4 on list of most influential health care leaders. (Jan 2014)
  • 2010: Ran Medicare/Medicaid agencies, with budget of $800B. (Jan 2014)
Martha Coakley on Health Care
Democratic Challenger : Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • System is broken and needs to be fixed now. (Jan 2010)
  • Individual mandate with public insurance option. (Dec 2009)
  • Target enforcement against corrupt long term care facilities. (Dec 2009)
  • Require health insurance to cover abortion. (Nov 2009)
  • Expand coverage; improve quality; reduce costs. (Oct 2009)
  • Pushed Pfizer to pay $15M for Medicare fraud. (Sep 2009)
  • Require drug manufacturers to disclose risks. (Mar 2009)
Tom Menino on Health Care
Mayor of Boston: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Menino on other issues.
  • Health care is a right, not a privilege. (Jan 2011)
  • State should grant cities power to determine healthcare. (Jan 2011)
Deval Patrick on Health Care
Democrat: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Deval Patrick on other issues.
  • Replace fee-for-service model with quality-of-care model. (Jan 2012)
  • 98% of all Massachusetts citizens now have health insurance. (Jan 2009)
  • Pursue cost-savings ideas within new health reform mandate. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports employer uninsured healthcare assessment, plus more. (Jun 2006)
  • Supports Health Access and Affordability Act. (Sep 2005)
  • Finance catastrophic health coverage. (Sep 2005)
  • Negotiate bulk drug purchases under governor’s authority. (Sep 2005)
  • Invest in prevention. (Sep 2005)
  • Focus on prevention and wellness programs. (Sep 2005)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Marty Walsh on Health Care
Mayor of Boston: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Marty Walsh on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Constitutional call for universal health care. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for all smoking regulation costs. (Oct 2003)
  • Opposed $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool. (Jul 2003)
Dan Wolf on Health Care
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Dan Wolf on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

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Martha Coakley on Health Care
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • System is broken and needs to be fixed now. (Jan 2010)
  • Individual mandate with public insurance option. (Dec 2009)
  • Target enforcement against corrupt long term care facilities. (Dec 2009)
  • Require health insurance to cover abortion. (Nov 2009)
  • Expand coverage; improve quality; reduce costs. (Oct 2009)
  • Pushed Pfizer to pay $15M for Medicare fraud. (Sep 2009)
  • Require drug manufacturers to disclose risks. (Mar 2009)
Mo Cowan on Health Care
Democratic Appointee: Click here for Mo Cowan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gabriel Gomez on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Gabriel Gomez on other issues.
  • Repeal medical device tax in ObamaCare. (Jun 2013)
  • ObamaCare hurts the middle class & small business. (Jun 2013)
  • Let states design their own systems instead of ObamaCare. (Mar 2013)
  • Universal affordable coverage, but repeal ObamaCare. (Mar 2013)
Brian Herr on Health Care
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brian Herr on other issues.
  • ObamaCare gives too much federal authority. (Aug 2010)
John Kerry on Health Care
Jr Senator (MA), Democratic nominee for President: Click here for 55 full quotes OR click here for John Kerry on other issues.
  • Find common ground to cover 11 million uninsured children. (Nov 2006)
  • Fight for affordable health care for all children. (Jun 2006)
  • Flu vaccine failure means system is failing US families. (Oct 2004)
  • Passed 56 individual bills that I’ve personally written. (Oct 2004)
  • Lawsuits contribute less than 1% of all healthcare costs. (Oct 2004)
  • Choose your doctor and your healthcare plan. (Oct 2004)
  • Health care is not a privilege but a right for all. (Jul 2004)
  • Research, prevention, and wellness can reduce Medicare costs. (Jan 2004)
  • Day 1: Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Jan 2004)
  • Simultaneously address costs, coverage, and choice. (Oct 2003)
  • Lack of accessible health care is a disgrace. (May 2002)

    Health Insurance

  • FactCheck: Kerry’s plan covers 95% of Americans, not 100%. (Oct 2004)
  • Health care plan is not an empty promise and provide choice. (Oct 2004)
  • Covering more people can lower health costs in many ways. (Oct 2004)
  • It is morally wrong to leave so many Americans uninsured. (Aug 2004)
  • Start providing health insurance for every child in America. (Aug 2004)
  • Provide a bonus for states to get children insured. (Aug 2004)
  • More help to those who fall through the cracks of the system. (Aug 2004)
  • Save families up to $1,000 a year on their premiums. (Jul 2004)
  • Catastrophic health coverage for all costs over $50,000. (Feb 2004)
  • Cut $350B of bureaucracy and cover 90% of Americans. (Oct 2003)
  • Cover more citizens with health plan like Congress gets. (May 2003)
  • Providing health care for kids is an ethical issue. (Oct 1996)

    Voting Record

  • Key issue: Does government control reduce cost? (Apr 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 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 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 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 YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage. (Apr 2001)
  • Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations. (May 2003)
  • Increase funding to combat the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)
  • Disclose payments from manufacturers to physicians. (Jan 2009)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Ed Markey on Health Care
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Supported ObamaCare but would repeal aspects of it. (Mar 2013)
  • 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 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 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)
  • Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator. (Mar 2008)
  • Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)
Bruce Skarin on Health Care
Independent Challenger: Click here for Bruce Skarin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elizabeth Warren on Health Care
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Warren on other issues.
  • ObamaCare provides free preventive care for women. (Aug 2012)
  • No privatizing Medicare, nor voucher program. (Jul 2012)
  • Supports the President's Affordable Care Act. (Mar 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)

House:


Michael Capuano on Health Care
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 29 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • Preserve all the Medicare benefits for seniors. (Dec 2009)
  • Healthcare reform more important than covering abortion. (Nov 2009)
  • Strong supporter of a public health insurance option. (Oct 2009)
  • 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 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 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)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Establish a public insurance option via healthcare Exchanges. (Jan 2011)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)
Katherine Clark on Health Care
Democrat (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Katherine Clark on other issues.
  • Supports insurance reforms & state-funded care. (Nov 1994)
Bill Keating on Health Care
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Keating 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)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
Joe Kennedy III on Health Care
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Kennedy III on other issues.
  • Defend the progress we've made with ObamaCare. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
Jim McGovern on Health Care
Democratic Representative (MA-3): Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for Jim McGovern 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 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE. (Jun 2009)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)
Richard Neal on Health Care
Democratic Representative (MA-2): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Richard Neal 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 YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 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 88% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator. (Mar 2008)
  • Require insurers to cover breast cancer treatment. (Jan 2011)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
John Tierney on Health Care
Democratic Representative (MA-6): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for John Tierney 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 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 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)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)
Richard Tisei on Health Care
Middlesex & Essex Republican (MA Senate): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Richard Tisei on other issues.
  • Undo the damage ObamaCare has done. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional call for universal health care. (Jul 2004)
  • Opposed tax credits for all smoking regulation costs. (Jul 2003)
  • Supported $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool. (Jul 2003)
Niki Tsongas on Health Care
Democrat: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Niki Tsongas on other issues.
  • Supports SCHIP bill, including veto override. (Oct 2007)
  • 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)
  • 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. (Apr 2013)
  • Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE. (Jun 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Steve Grossman on Health Care
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Steve Grossman on other issues.
  • Workplace wellness programs are a good investment. (Feb 2014)
  • Advocates bulk purchasing of medication to reduce prices. (Jun 2002)
  • Commit to public school teaching in exchange for scholarship. (Apr 2002)
  • Every citizen has a right to basic health coverage. (Dec 2001)
  • Use cigarette tax increase to cover 75,000 more people. (Dec 2001)
  • State bulk purchasing to provide affordable senior Rx. (Dec 2001)
Bill Weld on Health Care
Previous Republican Governor: Click here for Bill Weld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ted Kennedy on Health Care
Democratic Sr Senator (MA): Click here for 35 full quotes OR click here for Ted Kennedy on other issues.
  • 2006: Supported RomneyCare as model for other states. (Mar 2010)
  • 1972 book, "In Critical Condition", favored national system. (Sep 2009)
  • 1974 cancer fight: address inhumanity of healthcare system. (Sep 2009)
  • 1977: preferred single-payer but it's politically impossible. (Sep 2009)
  • 1970s: Quadrupled federal spending on cancer research. (Feb 2009)
  • Quality health care is a fundamental right, not a privilege. (Aug 2008)
  • Acknowledged expert on healthcare issues. (Nov 2003)
  • Let workers keep insurance when they change jobs. (Jan 1997)
  • AIDS victims need protection against discrimination. (May 1989)
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • End government propaganda on Medicare bill. (Mar 2004)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)
  • Disclose payments from manufacturers to physicians. (Jan 2009)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Bob Massie on Health Care
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Massie on other issues.
  • Affordable healthcare should be a right and not a privilege. (Jul 2011)
Setti Warren on Health Care
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Setti Warren on other issues.
  • Defend ObamaCare; improve efficiency & reduce fraud. (Jul 2011)
Barney Frank on Health Care
Democratic Representative (MA-4): Click here for 32 full quotes OR click here for Barney Frank 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 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 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)
  • Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers. (Mar 2002)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Provide mental health services for older Americans. (May 2005)
  • 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)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)
Steve Lynch on Health Care
Democratic Representative (MA-9): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Steve Lynch on other issues.
  • Opposed ObamaCare and would repeal aspects of it. (Mar 2013)
  • Champion of health for all ages. (Aug 2001)
  • More funding and scholarships for nurses’ aides. (Jul 2000)
  • More funding for community health centers. (Jan 2000)
  • 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 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)
  • Rated 89% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Jun 2013)
Ed Markey on Health Care
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Supported ObamaCare but would repeal aspects of it. (Mar 2013)
  • 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 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 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)
  • Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator. (Mar 2008)
  • Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)
John Olver on Health Care
Democratic Representative (MA-1): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for John Olver on other issues.
  • 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 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)
Tom Birmingham on Health Care
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tom Birmingham on other issues.
  • Patient Bill of Rights; push for right to sue HMOs. (Nov 2001)
  • Protect genetic privacy in health insurance. (Nov 2001)
  • Health Now! funds low-income healthcare from cigarette tax. (Nov 2001)
  • Make universal health care coverage for kids a right. (Nov 2001)
  • Universal coverage for senior prescriptions. (Nov 2001)
Paul Celucci on Health Care
Former Republican Governor (1999-2001): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Celucci on other issues.
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Chris Gabrieli on Health Care
Democratic 2006 Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Gabrieli on other issues.
  • Apply subsidized healthcare to municipal employees. (Sep 2006)
  • New healthcare legislation is a good first step. (Jun 2006)
  • Raise employer uninsured healthcare assessment above $295. (Jun 2006)
Kerry Healey on Health Care
Former GOP 2006 Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kerry Healey on other issues.
  • Save $160M by consolidating city & town insurance purchases. (Sep 2006)
  • Reform medical malpractice to cut insurance rates. (May 2006)
  • No new business taxes for healthcare reform. (Mar 2006)
Carla Howell on Health Care
Libertarian Challenger Governor (MA); 2000 Challenger for Senate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Carla Howell on other issues.
  • Get government out of health care & we’ll be better off. (Jan 2000)
Christy Mihos on Health Care
Former Independent Challenger 2006: Click here for Christy Mihos on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Shannon O'Brien on Health Care
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Shannon O'Brien on other issues.
  • Will insure affordable quality care for seniors. (Feb 2002)
  • Use Florida model of purchasing prescription drugs in bulk. (Feb 2002)
  • Raise cigarette tax and use revenue to insure uninsured. (Feb 2002)
Robert Reich on Health Care
Former Dem. Challenger 2002, and Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Robert Reich on other issues.
  • ObamaCare is first step; next is Medicare for all. (Apr 2011)
  • 2009: Make a racket to get a public option. (Aug 2010)
  • Medical savings account are rational but leave vulnerable. (Feb 2002)
  • Raise cigarette taxes to make health care more affordable. (Jan 2002)
  • Budget surplus means it’s time for universal health care. (Apr 2001)
  • Universal coverage helps more than minimum wage increase. (Jul 1998)
Tom Reilly on Health Care
Former Dem. 2006 Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tom Reilly on other issues.
  • Experienced with saving struggling hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Opposes $295/yr employer fee for uninsured employees. (Jun 2006)
  • Universal access to quality, affordable health care. (Jun 2006)
  • Expand access to insurance and affordable care. (Jan 2006)
  • Worked to protect coverage during HMO bankruptcy. (Jan 2006)
Mitt Romney on Health Care
Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 69 full quotes OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • Shift Medicaid to states, plus inflation, plus 1%. (Oct 2012)
  • Restore $716B in Medicare cuts. (Oct 2012)
  • No change to near-retirees; Medicare vouchers for young. (Oct 2012)
  • Give young people a choice of Medicare or private insurer. (Oct 2012)
  • Develop countermeasures for global pandemics. (Sep 2012)
  • Preventive vaccines require robust R&D enterprises. (Sep 2012)
  • Official portrait had 2 symbols: his wife, & healthcare. (Jan 2012)
  • On choosing providers: "I like being able to fire people". (Jan 2012)
  • 2010: Consider single-fee structures, at state level. (Nov 2011)
  • Reform Medicare, but don't cancel prescription program. (Sep 2011)
  • Health Savings Accounts give patients stake in health costs. (Sep 2011)
  • Cap medical malpractice punitive damages at $500,000. (Jun 2011)
  • Get everyone some form of catastrophic health coverage. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Untrue that 47M uninsured want to “not play”. (Jan 2008)
  • Personal responsibility instead of employer mandates. (Dec 2007)
  • Let states create their own private, market-based insurance. (Oct 2007)
  • Same tax treatment if people buy insurance without employers. (Oct 2007)
  • Conservative idea: individual responsibility for health care. (Aug 2007)
  • Insure 45 million uninsured with a free-market based system. (Aug 2007)
  • Pharmaceutical companies create products to make us better. (Jan 2006)
  • Subsidies for health coverage for low-income individuals. (Mar 2002)
  • Voluntary purchasing pools. (Mar 2002)

    ObamaCare

  • ObamaCare has unelected board making health decisions. (Oct 2012)
  • ObamaCare is too expensive, and it has killed jobs. (Oct 2012)
  • State targets for insurance, to replace ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
  • ObamaCare drives medical device jobs overseas. (Sep 2012)
  • Obama cut Medicare by $500B to pay for ObamaCare. (Feb 2012)
  • Romney healthcare stances compared to Obama. (Jan 2012)
  • Return healthcare to states, under the 10th Amendment. (Dec 2011)
  • No FEDERAL individual mandate; but state mandate ok. (Dec 2011)
  • ObamaCare waivers on Day One; repeal bill on Day Two. (Oct 2011)
  • ObamaCare has enormous differences from RomneyCare. (Sep 2011)
  • On Day One, ObamaCare waivers to all 50 states. (Sep 2011)
  • ObamaCare's biggest difference: I believe in 10th Amendment. (Aug 2011)
  • MA Constitution allows mandate; US Constitution does not. (Aug 2011)
  • ObamaCare's power grab won't work; Obama didn't ask me. (Jun 2011)

    RomneyCare

  • I care about 100% of people; & insured 98% of adults in MA. (Oct 2012)
  • RomneyCare was bipartisan; ObamaCare was pushed through. (Oct 2012)
  • RomneyCare is national model, but only state by state. (Oct 2012)
  • OpEd: RomneyCare courageous but not for every state. (Apr 2012)
  • 2006: individual mandate is a Republican approach. (Dec 2011)
  • Over 98% of MA residents now have healthcare. (Nov 2011)
  • 2008: Individual mandate ok; free ride is not. (Nov 2011)
  • My plan right for MA but wrong for rest of country. (Nov 2011)
  • RomneyCare intended as state plan; never as national model. (Sep 2011)
  • In MA, we addressed only the 8% who were uninsured. (Sep 2011)
  • I stand by what I did in Massachusetts. (Sep 2011)
  • If people of MA don't like RomneyCare, they can change it. (Jun 2011)
  • 2006 lessons: involve everyone; demonize none; transparency. (Mar 2010)
  • People without insurance already receive care via E.R. (Mar 2010)
  • 2006: Compromise with Ted Kennedy to make RomneyCare reality. (Mar 2010)
  • Base health care system on free choice & private medicine. (Feb 2009)
  • Mandating citizens to buy health insurance is conservative. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: MA employers have no mandates, but “requirements”. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: No, MA healthcare plan is not paid for, yet. (Dec 2007)
  • Removing most mandates drove down premium cost by half. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: HillaryCare closer to RomneyCare than “all gov’t”. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: MA plan works, but Romney not proposing it for US. (Oct 2007)
  • Get everybody insured with state-based market dynamics. (Oct 2007)
  • MA plan blends personal responsibility & universal coverage. (Aug 2007)
  • FactCheck: Romney plan virtually identical to Obama plan. (Jun 2007)
  • MA program relies on personal responsibility & the market. (Jun 2007)
  • MA health plan insures all without taxes or socialization. (May 2007)
  • FactCheck: MA plan not yet in place so analysis premature. (May 2007)
  • Signal accomplishment as Governor is MA insurance reform. (Mar 2007)
  • MA reform focuses on individual responsibility (via fines). (Mar 2007)
  • State universal coverage plan is national test case. (Apr 2006)
  • MA state health insurance plan lowered costs. (Jan 2006)
  • Mandates on health insurance work in Massachusetts. (Jan 2006)
Grace Ross on Health Care
Former Green Challenger 2006: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Grace Ross on other issues.
  • Expand psychiatric services as part of universal coverage. (Jul 2006)
  • Supports employer assessment for uninsured employees. (Jul 2006)
  • Expand MassHealth as basis for single system of coverage. (Jul 2006)
  • Create universal health care. (Jun 2006)
Jane Swift on Health Care
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jane Swift on other issues.
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
Warren Tolman on Health Care
2002 Democratic Challenger MA Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Warren Tolman on other issues.
  • Supports making primary health care more accessible. (Nov 2001)
  • Raise taxes on cigarettes to expand health coverage for kids. (Nov 2001)
Peter Blute on Health Care
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for Peter Blute on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kenneth Chase on Health Care
Republican Challenger, 2004 Congressional candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kenneth Chase on other issues.
  • Healthcare is not a federal responsibility. (Sep 2006)
Joe Kennedy on Health Care
Democrat (until 1999) (District 8): Click here for Joe Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marty Meehan on Health Care
Democrat (Retired 2007) (District 5): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Marty Meehan on other issues.
  • 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 NO on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
Joe Moakley on Health Care
Democrat (until 2001) (District 9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Moakley 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 NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
Peter Torkildsen on Health Care
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for Peter Torkildsen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeff Beatty on Health Care
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Jeff Beatty on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Capuano on Health Care
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 29 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • Preserve all the Medicare benefits for seniors. (Dec 2009)
  • Healthcare reform more important than covering abortion. (Nov 2009)
  • Strong supporter of a public health insurance option. (Oct 2009)
  • 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 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 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)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Establish a public insurance option via healthcare Exchanges. (Jan 2011)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)
Bill Delahunt on Health Care
Democratic Representative (MA-10): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Bill Delahunt 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 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 NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
Paul Kirk on Health Care
Former Democratic Senate Appointee (2009): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Kirk on other issues.
  • Lobbyist for pharmaceutical company in 1990s. (Sep 2009)
Brian Macdonald on Health Care
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brian Macdonald on other issues.
  • Work with private sector to reduce health care costs. (Feb 2006)
Ed O`Reilly on Health Care
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ed O`Reilly on other issues.
  • First-rate healthcare is a fundamental and basic right. (Nov 2007)
  • More federal funding as a step towards single payer system. (May 2007)
Jim Ogonowski on Health Care
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Ogonowski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Stephen Pagliuca on Health Care
Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Pagliuca on other issues.
  • Close the Medicare Part D "doughnut hole" coverage gap. (Dec 2009)
  • Expand home and community-based long term care services. (Dec 2009)
  • Healthcare reform is more important than covering aborti. (Nov 2009)
  • Every citizen should have access to quality health insurance. (Oct 2009)
  • Computerized records for healthcare payment system. (Oct 2009)
Jack Robinson on Health Care
Republican Challenger for Senate (MA): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jack Robinson on other issues.
  • Universal coverage; no Medicare cuts; no tax increase. (Dec 2009)
  • Increase consumer choice and control for longterm care. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted NO on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
Kevin Scott on Health Care
Republican Challenger, previously Wakefield Selectman: Click here for Kevin Scott on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Underwood on Health Care
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Underwood on other issues.
  • Canadian system works; US is an epidemic waiting to happen. (Aug 2008)
Joe L. Kennedy on Health Care
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe L. Kennedy on other issues.
  • Personal Medical Savings Accounts & free-market alternatives. (Dec 2009)
Alan Khazei on Health Care
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Alan Khazei on other issues.
  • Close the Medicare Part D coverage gap. (Dec 2009)
  • Health care is both a moral issue and an economic issue. (Nov 2009)
  • Healthcare reform more important than covering abortion. (Nov 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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