Richard Mourdock on Health Care


No national nor Massachusetts-style health care plan

Mourdock reminded people that Donnelly voted for "ObamaCare." As a candidate, Mourdock said, Donnelly said he would not support a national or Massachusetts-style health care plan. "He said he was against ObamaCare but in the end he decided to vote for it," Mourdock said, calling Donnelly the "deciding vote."

Donnelly fired back that it's attitudes like those of Mourdock that has led to a dysfunctional Washington.

Source: Indianapolis Star on 2012 Indiana Senate debate , Oct 24, 2012

ObamaCare makes government bigger

To Donnelly, currently a member of Congress, Mourdock is "an unapologetic leader of the Tea party movement" who put hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk when he challenged the Chrysler bankruptcy settlement.

To Mourdock, currently state treasurer, Donnelly is a supporter of President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who voted to make government bigger by supporting ObamaCare.

Mourdock defeated veteran Sen. Richard Lugar in the GOP primary by arguing that Lugar had compromised too often on too many issues and was no longer representing the conservative values of Hoosier voters. Donnelly repeatedly made a pitch to those so-called "Lugar Republicans."

Mourdock mentioned Obama and Reid at every opportunity. With Obama not expected to repeat his 2008 feat of being the first Democrat to carry Indiana since Lyndon Johnson did so in 1964, Mourdock is hoping Obama's unpopularity here will translate to votes for him.

Source: Indianapolis Star on 2012 Indiana Senate debate , Oct 15, 2012

Tax-deductible health savings accounts for those under 55

Both Lugar and Mourdock called for repealing President Obama's health care law. Mourdock said he favors turning Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for the poor, into block grants for states and freezing its spending for 10 years. Medicare, the health insurance plan for older Americans, should be offered to those younger than 55 as tax-deductible health savings accounts, Mourdock said, and health insurance providers should be allowed to operate across state lines.
Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on 2012 Indiana Senate debate , Apr 12, 2012

No federal control of the healthcare system

Q: What is your view on the statement, "More federal funding for health coverage"?

A: I am opposed to the Obama Administration's healthcare policies and federal control of the healthcare system.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race , Sep 1, 2011

ObamaCare is unconstitutional & will bankrupt our nation

Richard Mourdock believes that ObamaCare is blatantly unconstitutional and must be repealed, defunded or overturned by the courts. If left in place, ObamaCare will bankrupt our nation, destroy private sector jobs, create mountains of bureaucracy, promote abortion with federal dollars, and co-opt the states to do the bidding of the federal government.
Source: Campaign website, www.richardmourdock.com, "Issues" , Jul 16, 2011

Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market.

Mourdock signed the Contract From America

The Contract from America, clause 7. Defund, Repeal, & Replace Government-run Health Care:

Defund, repeal and replace the recently passed government-run health care with a system that actually makes health care and insurance more affordable by enabling

Source: The Contract From America 10-CFA07 on Jul 8, 2010

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