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Dennis Daugaard on Health Care
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Daugaard on other issues.
  • Working to keep federal government out of SD's health care. (Apr 2011)
  • Federal takeover of healthcare is not the answer. (Nov 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)

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Mike Rounds on Health Care
Republican SD Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Shut down ObamaCare but don't shut down government. (Sep 2013)
  • Healthcare to all citizens isnít governmentís responsibility. (Nov 1998)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
John Thune on Health Care
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for John Thune on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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 NO 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 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)
  • Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers. (Mar 2002)
Rick Weiland on Health Care
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Weiland on other issues.
  • Fight to preserve our hard won access to health insurance. (May 2013)

House:


Kristi Noem on Health Care
Republican (District AL): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kristi Noem on other issues.
  • Repeal the trillion dollar health care bill. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Supports repealing nationalized healthcare law. (Aug 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Rounds on Health Care
Republican SD Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Shut down ObamaCare but don't shut down government. (Sep 2013)
  • Healthcare to all citizens isnít governmentís responsibility. (Nov 1998)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Tim Johnson on Health Care
Democratic Sr Senator (SD): Click here for 32 full quotes OR click here for Tim Johnson on other issues.
  • Co-sponsored legislation to reduce the cost of health care. (Aug 2008)
  • 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 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)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • 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 88% 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)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
Larry Pressler on Health Care
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry Pressler on other issues.
  • Voted NO on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
Bill Janklow on Health Care
Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • 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 capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits. (Oct 1999)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Tom Daschle on Health Care
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Tom Daschle on other issues.
  • Expanding coverage will overwhelm emergency rooms. (Apr 2010)
  • Only industrialized nation without guaranteed health care. (Feb 2008)
  • We spend $6,100/yr on medical care; twice the world average. (Feb 2008)
  • Even the employed are not secure in their health insurance. (Feb 2008)
  • Federal Health Board to cut through Gordian knot. (Feb 2008)
  • Give everyone the same health plan as Congress has. (Jul 2004)
  • More people without insurance under Bush. (Jan 2004)
  • Allow more affordable drugs via Canadian imports. (Jan 2004)
  • 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)
  • Increase funding to combat the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 88% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Nancy Turbak Berry on Health Care
Withdrew as 2010 Dem. challenger; currently State Senator: Click here for Nancy Turbak Berry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joel Dykstra on Health Care
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joel Dykstra on other issues.
  • No big government take-over of health care. (Apr 2008)
Stephanie Herseth on Health Care
Democratic Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Herseth on other issues.
  • Give tax credits for long-term care & Medicare drug benefit. (Jun 2002)
  • 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)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
Bill Janklow on Health Care
Republican (District AL): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • 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 capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits. (Oct 1999)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Sam Kephart on Health Care
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Kephart on other issues.
  • Opposes federal funding for health coverage. (Jun 2008)
John Thune on Health Care
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for John Thune on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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 NO 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 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)
  • Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers. (Mar 2002)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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