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Kim Schrier on Health Care

 

 


Stabilize insurance markets; option to buy into Medicare

I will push for accessible, affordable, and excellent healthcare for every American for life. The first step must be to stabilize the health insurance markets and the state health exchanges under the ACA. I will push to let all Americans buy into Medicare on a sliding scale. The competition will incentivize private insurance companies to offer plans as efficient and beneficial to consumers as Medicare.

I will work to bring medication costs down while still respecting the fact that pharmaceutical companies need an incentive to pursue novel drug development. There needs to be a balance.

I will push to invest in preventative care to reduce the epidemic of untreated chronic diseases that lead to expensive medical interventions down the line, costing us all.

Source: 2018 WA-8 House campaign website DrKimSchrier.com , May 15, 2020

Vaccinations should be required to attend school

Every child should be vaccinated. Vaccinations are proven to be safe and effective. This is the position I take in my practice, when talking with parents, and when choosing care for my own child. Vaccinations should be required to attend preschool and elementary school. As someone who has treated children suffering from deadly, preventable diseases, I cannot state firmly enough that no child should have to suffer through a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine.
Source: 2018 WA-8 House campaign website DrKimSchrier.com , May 15, 2020

Restore ObamaCare reinsurance; then Medicare-for-All

Q: What is your assessment of the ACA?

A: The Affordable Care Act was a monumental first step in expanding access to affordable healthcare and ensuring quality protections. It has its faults, but in the 8th District, the Affordable Care Act provides insurance for 70,000 people who otherwise would not have care. The uninsured rate went from 12.8 in 2013 to 5.0 in 2016. Despite dozens of failed attempts to repeal it, it continues to provide a vital lifeline of coverage. However, we need to undo the purposeful damage done by Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration, and improve some aspects to make it work more efficiently.

Q: What actions would you take to implement your ACA perspective?

A: I have proposed a comprehensive healthcare plan that fixes and builds on the ACA to immediately lower costs and improve our system as we work toward a Medicare for All system. This includes bringing back the reinsurance and subsidies that the Trump administration has undermined.

Source: League of Women Voters 2018 House WA-8 Questionnaire , Sep 9, 2018

Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey.

Schrier opposes the CC survey question on healthcare mandate

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Repealing the Nationalized Health Care System that Forces Citizens to Buy Insurance ' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-5 on Jul 1, 2018

2021-22 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Health Care: Kim Schrier on other issues:
WA Gubernatorial:
Bill Bryant
Jay Inslee
Loren Culp
Phil Fortunato
WA Senatorial:
Chris Vance
Dave Strider
Jennifer Ferguson
Maria Cantwell
Mike Luke
Patty Murray
Susan Hutchison
Republican Freshman class of 2021:
AL-1: Jerry Carl(R)
AL-2: Barry Moore(R)
CA-8: Jay Obernolte(R)
CA-50: Darrell Issa(R)
CO-3: Lauren Boebert(R)
FL-3: Kat Cammack(R)
FL-15: Scott Franklin(R)
FL-19: Byron Donalds(R)
GA-9: Andrew Clyde(R)
GA-14: Marjorie Taylor Greene(R)
IA-2: Mariannette Miller-Meeks(R)
IA-4: Randy Feenstra(R)
IL-15: Mary Miller(R)
IN-5: Victoria Spartz(R)
KS-1: Tracey Mann(R)
KS-2: Jake LaTurner(R)
LA-5: Luke Letlow(R)
MI-3: Peter Meijer(R)
MI-10: Lisa McClain(R)
MT-0: Matt Rosendale(R)
NC-11: Madison Cawthorn(R)
NM-3: Teresa Leger Fernandez(D)
NY-2: Andrew Garbarino(R)
NY-22: Claudia Tenney(R)
OR-2: Cliff Bentz(R)
PR-0: Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon(R)
TN-1: Diana Harshbarger(R)
TX-4: Pat Fallon(R)
TX-11: August Pfluger(R)
TX-13: Ronny Jackson(R)
TX-17: Pete Sessions(R)
TX-22: Troy Nehls(R)
TX-23: Tony Gonzales(R)
TX-24: Beth Van Duyne(R)
UT-1: Blake Moore(R)
VA-5: Bob Good(R)
WI-5: Scott Fitzgerald(R)
Incoming Democratic Freshman class of 2021:
CA-53: Sara Jacobs(D)
GA-5: Nikema Williams(D)
GA-7: Carolyn Bourdeaux(D)
HI-2: Kai Kahele(D)
IL-3: Marie Newman(D)
IN-1: Frank Mrvan(D)
MA-4: Jake Auchincloss(D)
MO-1: Cori Bush(D)
NC-2: Deborah Ross(D)
NC-6: Kathy Manning(D)
NY-15: Ritchie Torres(D)
NY-16: Jamaal Bowman(D)
NY-17: Mondaire Jones(D)
WA-10: Marilyn Strickland(D)

Republican takeovers as of 2021:
CA-21: David Valadao(R) defeated T.J. Cox(D)
CA-39: Young Kim(R) defeated Gil Cisneros(D)
CA-48: Michelle Steel(R) defeated Harley Rouda(D)
FL-26: Carlos Gimenez(R) defeated Debbie Mucarsel-Powell(D)
FL-27: Maria Elvira Salazar(R) defeated Donna Shalala(D)
IA-1: Ashley Hinson(R) defeated Abby Finkenauer(D)
MN-7: Michelle Fischbach(R) defeated Collin Peterson(D)
NM-2: Yvette Herrell(R) defeated Xochitl Small(D)
NY-11: Nicole Malliotakis(R) defeated Max Rose(D)
OK-5: Stephanie Bice(R) defeated Kendra Horn(D)
SC-1: Nancy Mace(R) defeated Joe Cunningham(D)
UT-4: Burgess Owens(R) defeated Ben McAdams(D)

Special Elections 2021-2022:
CA-22: replacing Devin Nunes (R, SPEL summer 2022)
FL-20: replacing Alcee Hastings (D, SPEL Jan. 2022)
LA-2: Troy Carter (R, April 2021)
LA-5: Julia Letlow (R, March 2021)
NM-1: Melanie Stansbury (D, June 2021)
OH-11: Shontel Brown (D, Nov. 2021)
OH-15: Mike Carey (R, Nov. 2021)
TX-6: Jake Ellzey (R, July 2021)
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