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Kevin O`Connor on Health Care

 

 


Competitive marketplace will reduce health care costs

Every American deserves access to affordable health insurance. Socialized medicine, however, will increase costs and reduce the quality of care. The plan supported by the Democrats in this race eliminates private insurance, increases the federal budget by 60 percent, and costs taxpayers $32 trillion. Kevin O`Connor favors increasing competition, expanding premium tax credits for middle-income families, and moving more subsidy-eligible individuals into Marketplace plans.
Source: 2020 Massachusetts Senate campaign website KOCforSenate.com , Oct 6, 2020

Repeal ACA only if pre-existing conditions still covered

O'Connor said he disagrees with the administration-backed lawsuit to repeal the Affordable Care Act, though he supports repealing the landmark bill if individuals with pre-existing conditions still have access to plans.
Source: The Boston Globe on 2020 Massachusetts Senate debate , Oct 6, 2020

Against mask mandate; "all contact is not equal"

While Markey supports a mask mandate to help curb the virus that's infected 132,905 Bay Staters and killed more than 9,300, O'Connor said he does not, and agreed with existing guidelines. "There are appropriate guidelines that people should follow, and certainly within confined spaces, yes, then I think it's appropriate to regulate," O'Connor said. When pressed on why he's been seen campaigning without a mask in close quarters, O'Connor said it's "about duration of contact, & all contact is not equal."
Source: The Boston Herald on 2020 Massachusetts Senate debate , Oct 5, 2020

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