Rosalind Kurita on Health Care


Access for all to quality, affordable healthcare

All Americans should have access to quality, affordable healthcare. The health care system in America has the best science and most advanced technology in the world, but we're also burdened with inefficiency. To get the best outcomes, we have to improve our healthcare delivery system. We have a prescription drug bill and other health care legislation written by the big pharmaceutical companies. That's one of the problems in Washington. Too often, special interests control health care policy.
Source: Campaign website, www.kurita2006.com, "Issues" Feb 6, 2006

Worked as a nurse doing hands-on healthcare

I would be the only registered nurse in the U.S. Senate. We don't need more politicians who've been stuck in Washington shuffling papers on healthcare policy, we need more Senators who have actually been delivering healthcare to patients in need. I have worked in the hospital and taken care of sick and suffering people. I know what it means to look into the eyes of parents with sick children. My healthcare experience is "hands-on".not just paperwork.
Source: Campaign website, www.kurita2006.com, "Issues" Feb 6, 2006

Re-import safe prescription drugs

In the state Senate, I co-sponsored legislation that will allow Tennesseans to import safe prescription drugs from Canada and Europe at a savings of at least 50% over the high prices they pay for the same drugs here in the United States. I plan to bring this same common sense approach to the U.S. Senate. It's time we had a U.S. Senator more focused on the health care costs of our seniors, our soldiers, and our students, not on helping drug companies make money.
Source: Campaign website, www.kurita2006.com, "Issues" Feb 6, 2006

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