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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Eliot Cutler on Health Care
Independent Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eliot Cutler on other issues.
  • Universal access to essential health care services. (Dec 2013)
  • Universal access to quality health care. (Dec 2013)
Paul LePage on Health Care
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul LePage on other issues.
  • MaineCare recipients contribute to statewide health coverage. (Feb 2011)
  • More competition in health insurance and health care markets. (Nov 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Michael Michaud on Health Care
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud 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)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 89% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)

Senate:

ME 2014: 2014 ME Senate debate


Shenna Bellows on Health Care
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Shenna Bellows on other issues.
  • Supports ObamaCare & universal health coverage. (Aug 2014)
Susan Collins on Health Care
Republican Jr Senator (ME): Click here for 32 full quotes OR click here for Susan Collins on other issues.
  • 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 YES 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 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 YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • 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)
  • Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations. (May 2003)
  • Rated 38% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill for mental health service for older Americans. (May 2005)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
  • Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE. (Jun 2009)
  • Expedited licensing for biosimilar products. (Mar 2009)
Scott D`Amboise on Health Care
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott D`Amboise on other issues.
  • Deregulation to increase competition in the marketplace. (Jan 2012)
Cynthia Dill on Health Care
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Cynthia Dill on other issues.
  • Strengthen Medicaid and Medicare. (Aug 2012)
  • Medicaid and Medicare programs need to be strengthened. (Jun 2012)
  • ObamaCare is a much needed program; explore single-payer. (May 2012)
Olympia Snowe on Health Care
Republican Sr Senator (ME): Click here for 32 full quotes OR click here for Olympia Snowe on other issues.
  • Championed affordable prescription drug coverage. (Dec 2000)
  • 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 YES 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 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)
  • Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage. (Apr 2001)
  • 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)
  • Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations. (May 2003)
  • Rated 38% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Include mental health services under Medicare. (Jun 2008)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)
Charlie Summers on Health Care
Secretary of State; Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Summers on other issues.
  • Medicare must remain solvent. (Aug 2012)
  • 100% deductible cross-state insurance instead of ObamaCare. (Apr 2012)
  • Supports private market health insurance as tax deduction. (Mar 2012)

House:


Michael Michaud on Health Care
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud 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)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 89% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
Chellie Pingree on Health Care
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Allow states to negotiate lower drug prices. (Sep 2002)
  • Fight drug companies to make generic drugs available. (Sep 2002)
  • Patient’s Rights to protect privacy. (Aug 2002)
  • 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)
  • 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. (Apr 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Baldacci on Health Care
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • Ensure access to basic health care. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Matt Dunlap on Health Care
Democratic Senate Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Matt Dunlap on other issues.
  • ObamaCare individual mandate is constitutional. (Mar 2012)
  • ObamaCare was one step; much more needs to be done. (Mar 2012)
Angus King on Health Care
Independent Senate Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Transition to wellness-based prevention system. (Aug 2012)
  • ObamaCare was not ambitious enough. (May 2012)
  • Fund prevention programs “Campaign for a Healthy Maine”. (Jan 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Jun 2013)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Angus King on Health Care
Former Independent Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Transition to wellness-based prevention system. (Aug 2012)
  • ObamaCare was not ambitious enough. (May 2012)
  • Fund prevention programs “Campaign for a Healthy Maine”. (Jan 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Jun 2013)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Tom Allen on Health Care
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • Means testing undermines principle that everyone pays same. (Oct 2008)
  • New Medicare prescription drug law is disastrous. (Oct 2008)
  • Negotiate lower prices for drugs; ensure healthcare for all. (Mar 2008)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Tom Allen on Health Care
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • Means testing undermines principle that everyone pays same. (Oct 2008)
  • New Medicare prescription drug law is disastrous. (Oct 2008)
  • Negotiate lower prices for drugs; ensure healthcare for all. (Mar 2008)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
William Cohen on Health Care
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for William Cohen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
Jim Longley on Health Care
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for Jim Longley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jean Hay Bright on Health Care
Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jean Hay Bright on other issues.
  • National health care system is long overdue. (Jun 2006)
  • More federal funding for health coverage. (Dec 2005)
Eric Mehnert on Health Care
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Eric Mehnert on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chellie Pingree on Health Care
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Allow states to negotiate lower drug prices. (Sep 2002)
  • Fight drug companies to make generic drugs available. (Sep 2002)
  • Patient’s Rights to protect privacy. (Aug 2002)
  • 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)
  • 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. (Apr 2013)
John Baldacci on Health Care
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • Ensure access to basic health care. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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