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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Dave Heineman on Health Care
Republican NE Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dave Heineman on other issues.
  • Don't spend money on ObamaCare until Supreme Court decision. (Jan 2012)
  • Opposes ObamaCare as bad for health & pocketbook. (Jul 2010)

Senate:

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Deb Fischer on Health Care
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Deb Fischer on other issues.
  • I won't steal $700 billion from Medicare. (Sep 2012)
  • Replace ObamaCare with free market reforms & competition. (Jun 2012)
  • Repeal ObamaCare; reform tort system. (May 2012)
  • Repeal ObamaCare health overhaul. (May 2012)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Ben Nelson on Health Care
Democratic Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nelson on other issues.
  • "Cornhusker Kickback": $100M Medicare funding in ObamaCare. (May 2010)
  • Obamacare has $100M in Medicare expansion for Nebraska. (Apr 2010)
  • Supports More Federal Funding for Health Coverage. (Sep 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 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)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 50% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Support enhanced health insurance marketplace pooling. (Apr 2008)
  • Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits. (Oct 1999)
Shane Osborn on Health Care
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Shane Osborn on other issues.
  • Repeal ObamaCare; it's government intrusion into free market. (Oct 2013)
  • Propose better options, then repeal ObamaCare. (Jul 2013)
Ben Sasse on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ben Sasse on other issues.
  • I'm the national anti-ObamaCare Senate candidate. (Nov 2013)

House:


Jeff Fortenberry on Health Care
Republican Representative (NE-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Fortenberry on other issues.
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
Adrian Smith on Health Care
Republican: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Adrian Smith on other issues.
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Lee Terry on Health Care
Republican Representative (NE-2): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Lee Terry on other issues.
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Johanns on Health Care
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Didn’t phase out adult mental health care services. (Oct 2008)
  • Giving all taxpayers federal coverage would cost $480B. (Oct 2008)
  • Alternative community hospitals got 9000 more people treated. (Sep 2008)
  • Opposes a single-payer government run program. (Jun 2008)
  • Use tobacco settlement for biomedical research. (Jan 2001)
  • $6M increase in funding for mental health. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Establishment of Office of Health Care Fraud Prevention. (Oct 2009)
  • Reforms should slow the long-term growth of health costs. (Jul 2009)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Jon Bruning on Health Care
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jon Bruning on other issues.
  • Signed lawsuit opposing ObamaCare. (Apr 2012)
  • ObamaCare's mandate oversteps Constitutional bounds. (Jul 2011)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
Pat Flynn on Health Care
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat Flynn on other issues.
  • Repeal ObamaCare & address Medicare entitlements. (Jul 2011)
Mike Johanns on Health Care
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Didn’t phase out adult mental health care services. (Oct 2008)
  • Giving all taxpayers federal coverage would cost $480B. (Oct 2008)
  • Alternative community hospitals got 9000 more people treated. (Sep 2008)
  • Opposes a single-payer government run program. (Jun 2008)
  • Use tobacco settlement for biomedical research. (Jan 2001)
  • $6M increase in funding for mental health. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Establishment of Office of Health Care Fraud Prevention. (Oct 2009)
  • Reforms should slow the long-term growth of health costs. (Jul 2009)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Bob Kerrey on Health Care
Democratic Challenger (previously Senator): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Bob Kerrey on other issues.
  • Maintain Medicare as defined. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports ObamaCare even though he knows it's unpopular. (May 2012)
  • 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)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Don Stenberg on Health Care
Republican Senate challenger (NE): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Don Stenberg on other issues.
  • ObamaCare violates the Constitution. (Jul 2011)
  • Opposes More Federal Funding for Health Coverage. (Sep 2000)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
Doug Bereuter on Health Care
Republican (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Doug Bereuter on other issues.
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • 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)
  • Rated 25% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jon Christensen on Health Care
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for Jon Christensen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Exon on Health Care
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Exon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
Charlie Matulka on Health Care
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (NE): Click here for Charlie Matulka on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Barrett on Health Care
Republican (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Barrett 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)
Chuck Hagel on Health Care
Republican Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Hagel on other issues.
  • Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted 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 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 NO 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)
  • Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 12% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
Scott Kleeb on Health Care
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Scott Kleeb on other issues.
  • Enhance Medicare Rx program, and fill “donut hole”. (Oct 2008)
  • Shouldn’t phase out adult mental health care services. (Oct 2008)
  • Give all taxpayers access to federal coverage like Congress. (Oct 2008)
  • Alternative community treatment not adequately funded. (Sep 2008)
  • Parity for mental health; coverage for dental health. (Aug 2008)
  • High-quality and affordable coverage for all Americans. (May 2008)
  • Healthcare plan similar to what all Members of Congress have. (May 2008)
  • Reward employer who ensure that their employees. (May 2008)
  • Supports universal health-care system. (May 2008)
Steven Larrick on Health Care
Green Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steven Larrick on other issues.
  • Support universal single-payer health care. (Oct 2008)
  • I support universal single-payer health care. (Jun 2008)
Tom Osborne on Health Care
Republican (District 3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom Osborne on other issues.
  • 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)
Tony Raimondo on Health Care
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tony Raimondo on other issues.
  • Opposes universal health-care & mandated insurance. (May 2008)
Peter Ricketts on Health Care
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Ricketts on other issues.
  • Supports health savings accounts & limiting lawsuits. (May 2006)
David Kramer on Health Care
Republican challenger, state party chair (lost May primary): Click here for David Kramer on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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