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Jack Dalrymple on Health Care
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jack Dalrymple on other issues.
  • Cutting benefits to those in need is not an option. (Jan 2013)
  • Large funding increases for nursing homes & home-based care. (Jan 2011)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

ND 2012: 2012 North Dakota Senate Debates


Rick Berg on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Rick Berg on other issues.
  • Give Americans an option to choose a better Medicare policy. (Oct 2012)
  • Repeal ObamaCare; it creates a cloud of uncertainty. (Oct 2012)
  • Replace ObamaCare piecemeal; it hurts middle America. (Oct 2012)
  • ObamaCare is an expensive government takeover. (Oct 2012)
  • ObamaCare takes power away from our elected officials. (Apr 2012)
  • Advocates repeal of Obama's healthcare because too costly. (Mar 2012)
  • Tort reform & competition instead of nationalized healthcare. (Nov 2010)
  • 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)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Kent Conrad on Health Care
Democratic Sr Senator (ND): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Kent Conrad 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 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 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)
  • Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations. (May 2003)
  • Rated 50% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Heidi Heitkamp on Health Care
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Heidi Heitkamp on other issues.
  • No Medicare vouchers; they'd make system insolvent. (Oct 2012)
  • $716B cut from Medicare is biggest fib of 2012 campaign. (Oct 2012)
  • Retain the ObamaCare "frontier states" amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • N.D. needs a state health care exchange, ObamaCAre or not. (Oct 2012)
  • Changes are needed to ObamaCare, but not repeal. (Oct 2012)
  • Extremely supportive of Critical Access Hospitals. (Apr 2012)
  • 2010: enthusiastic support for ObamaCare; less so now. (Mar 2012)
  • Federal mandate is serious problem; ObamaCare is not perfect. (Mar 2012)
  • Spearheaded lawsuit against big tobacco. (Jan 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
John Hoeven on Health Care
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Hoeven on other issues.
  • Tort reform over Canadian-style, single-payer' plan. (Sep 2010)
  • Reform is a $500 billion tax increase and cut in Medicare. (Sep 2010)
  • Govít ensures basic health care only for elderly & needy. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)

House:


Kevin Cramer on Health Care
Republican (District 0): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Cramer on other issues.
  • ObamaCare mandates are inherently objectionable. (Nov 2012)
  • ObamaCare is an insult to the constitution. (Oct 2012)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports market-based health insurance. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Hoeven on Health Care
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Hoeven on other issues.
  • Tort reform over Canadian-style, single-payer' plan. (Sep 2010)
  • Reform is a $500 billion tax increase and cut in Medicare. (Sep 2010)
  • Govít ensures basic health care only for elderly & needy. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
Duane Sand on Health Care
2000 Republican Challenger for Senate (ND): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Duane Sand on other issues.
  • Dismantle ObamaCare; it is not affordable health care. (May 2012)
Rick Berg on Health Care
Republican (Senate run 2012) (District AL): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Rick Berg on other issues.
  • Give Americans an option to choose a better Medicare policy. (Oct 2012)
  • Repeal ObamaCare; it creates a cloud of uncertainty. (Oct 2012)
  • Replace ObamaCare piecemeal; it hurts middle America. (Oct 2012)
  • ObamaCare is an expensive government takeover. (Oct 2012)
  • ObamaCare takes power away from our elected officials. (Apr 2012)
  • Advocates repeal of Obama's healthcare because too costly. (Mar 2012)
  • Tort reform & competition instead of nationalized healthcare. (Nov 2010)
  • 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)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Edward Schafer on Health Care
Former Democratic Governor (1992-2000); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Edward Schafer on other issues.
  • Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits. (Oct 1999)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Mike Liffrig on Health Care
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Mike Liffrig on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Byron Dorgan on Health Care
Democratic Jr Senator (ND): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Byron Dorgan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • 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 $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)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations. (May 2003)
  • Rated 62% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Dwight Grotberg on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dwight Grotberg on other issues.
  • Supports health savings account and healthcare competition. (Mar 2006)
Earl Pomeroy on Health Care
Democratic Representative (ND-At-Large): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Earl Pomeroy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted 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 YES 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 YES 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)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 78% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Opposes physician-assisted suicide. (Aug 2010)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Tracy Potter on Health Care
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tracy Potter on other issues.
  • ObamaCare isn't perfect, but a step in the right direction. (Sep 2010)
  • Reform brings $650 million to the state health care industry. (Sep 2010)
  • Health care is a human right, despite high cost. (Mar 2010)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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