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Jim Bridenstine on Health Care

 

 


Replace ObamaCare with a more competitive system

I would vote to repeal and replace ObamaCare with a more competitive and cost reducing system. Healthcare reform should:
  • Allow families and businesses to buy insurance across state lines.
  • End frivolous lawsuits that result in defensive medicine and exorbitant malpractice insurance premiums.
  • Enhance Health Savings Accounts.
  • Eliminate exemptions for pre-existing conditions.
  • Provide incentives for healthier lifestyles.
    Source: 2012 House campaign website, jimbridenstine.com, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

    Supports repealing Affordable Care Act.

    Bridenstine supports the PVS survey question on ObamaCare

    Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

    Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?'

    Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q5 on Aug 30, 2012

    Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient.

    Bridenstine voted YEA Full Repeal of ObamaCare

    Heritage Action Summary: This vote would fully repeal ObamaCare.

    Heritage Foundation recommendation to vote YES: (2/3/2015): ObamaCare creates $1.8 trillion in new health care spending and uses cuts to Medicare spending to help pay for some of it. Millions of Americans already have lost, and more likely will lose, their coverage because of ObamaCare. Many Americans have not been able to keep their doctors as insurers try to offset the added costs of ObamaCare by limiting the number of providers in their networks. In spite of the promise, the law increases the cost of health coverage.

    Secretary of Labor Robert Reich recommendation to vote NO: (robertreich.org 11/22/2013): Having failed to defeat the Affordable Care Act, Republicans are now hell-bent on destroying the ObamaCare in Americans' minds, using the word "disaster" whenever mentioning the Act, and demand its repeal. Democrats [should] meet the Republican barrage with three larger truths:

    1. The wreck of private insurance: Ours has been the only healthcare system in the world designed to avoid sick people. For-profit insurers have spent billions finding and marketing their policies to healthy people--while rejecting people with preexisting conditions, or at high risk.
    2. We could not continue with this travesty of a healthcare system: ObamaCare is a modest solution. It still relies on private insurers--merely setting minimum standards and "exchanges" where customers can compare policies.
    3. The moral imperative: Even a clunky compromise like the ACA between a national system of health insurance and a for-profit insurance market depends, fundamentally, on a social compact in which those who are healthier and richer are willing to help those who are sicker and poorer. Such a social compact defines a society.

    Legislative outcome: Passed House 239-186-8; never came to a vote in the Senate.

    Source: Congressional vote 15-H0132 on Feb 3, 2015

    2017-18 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Health Care: Jim Bridenstine on other issues:
    OK Gubernatorial:
    Brad Henry
    Chris Powell
    Connie Johnson
    Drew Edmondson
    Gary Richardson
    Joe Dorman
    Joe Maldonado
    Kevin Stitt
    Mary Fallin
    Mick Cornett
    Scott Inman
    OK Senatorial:
    Abby Broyles
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