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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Steve Bullock on Health Care
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Bullock on other issues.
  • Access Health Montana: increase coverage and access. (Jan 2013)

Senate:

MT 2014: 2014 MT Senate debate


John Bohlinger on Health Care
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Bohlinger on other issues.
  • Ensure healthcare for uninsured children. (Nov 1998)
Champ Edmunds on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Champ Edmunds on other issues.
  • ObamaCare: a train wreck of false promises & exorbitant cost. (Jun 2013)
Dennis Rehberg on Health Care
Republican Representative (MT-At-Large): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Rehberg on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Corey Stapleton on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Corey Stapleton on other issues.
  • Government not responsible for medical care. (Nov 2000)
Jon Tester on Health Care
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jon Tester on other issues.
  • Protect people with pre-existing medical conditions. (Oct 2012)
  • Families can’t afford to get sick; that’s not health care. (Oct 2006)
  • Negotiate for lower prescription drug prices. (Feb 2006)
  • Extend enrollment period for new Medicare. (Feb 2006)
  • People can’t afford to get sick. (Dec 2005)
  • 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)
  • Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
John Walsh on Health Care
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for John Walsh on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Steve Daines on Health Care
Republican (District 0): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Daines on other issues.
  • ObamaCare does not move the country forward. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Brian Schweitzer on Health Care
Democratic MT Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brian Schweitzer on other issues.
  • Supports More Federal Funding for Health Coverage. (Sep 2000)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
Max Baucus on Health Care
Democratic Sr Senator (MT): Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Max Baucus 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 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 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 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)
  • Rated 75% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Include mental health services under Medicare. (Jun 2008)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Dennis Rehberg on Health Care
Republican Representative (MT-At-Large): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Rehberg on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Judy Martz on Health Care
Former Republican Governor (2001-2005): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Judy Martz on other issues.
  • Insured 10,000 kids under CHIPs; aim for 20,000. (Jan 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
Marc Racicot on Health Care
Former Republican Governor (1993-2000): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marc Racicot on other issues.
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Conrad Burns on Health Care
Former Republican Senator (MT, 1989-2007): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Conrad Burns on other issues.
  • 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)
Bob Keenan on Health Care
Former Republican Challenger (2006), state senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Keenan on other issues.
  • Supports small business health plans. (May 2006)
  • Single payer universal healthcare is socialistic. (May 2006)
John Morrison on Health Care
Former Democratic challenger (2006); state Auditor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Morrison on other issues.
  • Affordable health care, but no universal Canadian system. (May 2006)
  • Watch out for bogus “union plans” & “association plans”. (May 2006)
Mike Taylor on Health Care
2002 Republican Senate Challenger (MT): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Taylor on other issues.
  • Medical savings accounts to pay for insurance. (Sep 2002)
  • Prescriptions: Make generic drugs available. (Sep 2002)
Kirk Bushman on Health Care
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Kirk Bushman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Hill on Health Care
Republican (District AL): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rick Hill on other issues.
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Stan Jones on Health Care
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Stan Jones on other issues.
  • Allow euthanasia, under church-state separation. (Jan 2006)
  • Health care is not an unalienable right. (Jan 2006)
  • Tobacco settlement is a blight upon Montana’s record. (Jan 2006)
Bob Kelleher on Health Care
Republican challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Kelleher on other issues.
  • Single-payer, government-funded health system. (Jul 2008)
  • Health care for everyone is a Christian ideal. (Jul 2008)
  • Supports socialized medicine with decisions made by doctors. (May 2008)
Michael Lange on Health Care
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Lange on other issues.
  • No nationalized health care system. (Nov 2008)
Pat Williams on Health Care
Former Democrat (1978-1996) (District 0): Click here for Pat Williams on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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