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Gary Herbert on Health Care
Republican Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Gary Herbert on other issues.
  • Sue on unconstitutionality of ObamaCare. (Jan 2011)
  • Increase transparency, access, and choice. (Jan 2010)
  • ObamaCare is federal government overreach. (Jan 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)

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UT 2012: 2012 Utah Senate Debates


Orrin Hatch on Health Care
Republican Sr Senator (UT): Click here for 32 full quotes OR click here for Orrin Hatch on other issues.
  • ObamaCare is an "atrocious" act; repeal & replace. (Oct 2012)
  • Home health and nursing homes should be more affordable. (Jan 2000)
  • Spent most of career solving health-care problems. (Oct 1999)
  • His CHIP program insures 7-10 million kids of working poor. (Oct 1999)
  • Reform Medicare by medical experts; more tax incentives. (Oct 1999)
  • More funds for Medicare “skilled nursing facilities”. (Aug 1999)
  • Supported federal Tobacco Settlement based on State deal. (Mar 1998)
  • $398B Tobacco deal: $186B to states; $95B to research. (Nov 1997)
  • Supports tax credit for “orphan drugs”. (Feb 1997)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO 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 YES 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 $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)
  • Voted NO on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
Mike Lee on Health Care
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Lee on other issues.
  • Defund and repeal Obamacare. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)

House:


Rob Bishop on Health Care
Republican Representative (UT-1): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Rob Bishop 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)
  • 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 NO 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)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law. (Jan 2011)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
Jim Matheson on Health Care
Democratic Representative (UT-2): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Jim Matheson 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 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 NO 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 NO on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 56% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Jun 2013)
Chris Stewart on Health Care
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Stewart on other issues.
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rocky Anderson on Health Care
Justice Party challenger for President: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rocky Anderson on other issues.
  • Congress caved in to the for-profit insurance industry. (Oct 2012)
  • Just get the for-profit insurance companies out of the way. (Oct 2012)
  • ObamaCare & RomneyCare are both "insurance companycare". (Oct 2012)
  • Government should be sole payer, but not sole provider. (Feb 2012)
  • More federal funding for health coverage. (Feb 2012)
  • Need universal healthcare like every industrialized nation. (Dec 2011)
  • Lack of affordable healthcare has decimated the middle class. (Nov 2011)
Jon Huntsman on Health Care
Republican UT Governor: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jon Huntsman on other issues.
  • ObamaCare can't be waived without repealing the mandate. (Oct 2011)
  • Stripped-down bare-bones catastrophic health insurance. (Sep 2011)
  • We reformed UT healthcare without mandates. (Sep 2011)
  • Supported individual mandate in 2007; opposes it now. (Jun 2011)
  • Supports market-based, consumer empowering legislation. (Jun 2011)
  • Truly affordable insurance: pathway to coverage for everyone. (Jan 2009)
  • No denial of coverage because of minor ailments. (Jan 2008)
  • We mandate insurance for cars, but not children's health. (Jan 2007)
Pete Ashdown on Health Care
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pete Ashdown on other issues.
  • Replace Medicare by one health plan for all. (Jan 2006)
Jason Chaffetz on Health Care
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • Healthcare debate should all be televised, as promised. (Jan 2010)
  • Insure all Americans with private health insurance. (Nov 2008)
  • 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)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law. (Jan 2011)
Scott Howell on Health Care
2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (UT): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Scott Howell on other issues.
  • Improve ObamaCare rather than kill it. (Oct 2012)
  • Don't force seniors into private market. (Aug 2012)
  • Patient's Bill of Rights; Medicare opt-in at age 55. (Nov 2000)
Dan Liljenquist on Health Care
Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Liljenquist on other issues.
  • No 5-year wait for child health insurance for immigrants. (Jun 2012)
  • ObamaCare facilitates government takeover of healthcare. (May 2012)
Jason Chaffetz on Health Care
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • Healthcare debate should all be televised, as promised. (Jan 2010)
  • Insure all Americans with private health insurance. (Nov 2008)
  • 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)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law. (Jan 2011)
Mike Leavitt-Gov on Health Care
Former Republican Governor (1993-2003); Sec. HHS & EPA: Click here for Mike Leavitt-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Olene Walker on Health Care
Former Republican Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Olene Walker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Merrill Cook on Health Care
2010 Republican challenger (lost primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
Merrill Cook on Health Care
Former Republican (until 2001) (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
Paul Van Dam on Health Care
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Paul Van Dam on other issues.
  • Shift efforts so the money does not go to corporate America. (Oct 2004)
  • Let the government negotiate with drug companies. (Oct 2004)
  • No profit in making the flu vaccine. (Oct 2004)
  • Improve the Prescription Drug and Medicare Improvement Act. (Aug 2004)
  • Health coverage should be affordable & include options. (Jul 2004)
  • Huge deficits endanger important social programs. (Mar 2004)
Enid Waldholtz on Health Care
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for Enid Waldholtz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Bennett on Health Care
Republican Jr Senator (UT): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Robert Bennett on other issues.
  • Give people control over their own dollars. (Oct 2004)
  • Change current tax laws to reduce healthcare costs. (Oct 2004)
  • Companies producing flu vaccine are afraid of being sued. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO 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 $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 YES 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)
  • Sponsored bill to slow the long-term growth of health costs. (Jul 2009)
Sam Granato on Health Care
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sam Granato on other issues.
  • Private-sector solutions exist to the health-care crisis. (Aug 2010)
  • Obamacare is a start, but we still have a long way to go. (Aug 2010)
James Hansen on Health Care
Republican (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for James Hansen on other issues.
  • 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)
Chris Cannon on Health Care
Republican Representative (UT-3): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Chris Cannon on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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 NO 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)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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