Statements about Health Care
"There is no clinical evidence that vaccinating healthcare workers protects patients."
"In the period from 2007 to 2011, the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner reported an 18 percent decline in the state’s total medical spending."
"Eighty percent of those who have applied for licenses have no cancer, no Parkinson's disease or glaucoma. They have nothing you would associate [with] the use of medical marijuana."
"The average age of first marijuana use is 12."
"If you and I fail to defund ObamaCare now, some 16,000 new IRS agents will be begin prying into our private medical records, eyeing each and every one of our treatments and prescriptions for "violations’."
"The Ryan budget gets rid of Medicare in 10 years and turns it into a voucher program."
Sheldon Whitehouse voted for a "$525-billion tax increase on the middle class."
Rhode Island has taken its federal Medicaid funding and shown it can run the program more cost-effectively than the federal government.
Brendan Doherty wants "to repeal Obamacare, increasing drug prices for seniors."
"(Brendan) Doherty wants to raise the eligibility age for Social Security benefits for anyone born after 1960, with no regard for the challenges it would cause for people working in physically demanding occupations."
Rhode Island has "the most burdensome level of health-insurance mandates in the nation."
Medicare insurance premiums will be rising to "$120.20 per month in 2013 and $247.00 per month in 2014."
The Congressional Budget Office "has already doubled its estimate for the cost (of Obamacare) so far from roughly $800 billion to $1.7 trillion."
"The largest number of bankruptcies in our country are really as a result of health care."
"In 2010, Mr. [Anthony] Gemma described himself as a 'pro-life' candidate. Now, he claims to be pro-choice."
President Obama’s health care law says "when you sell your house now you have to pay a 3.8 percent tax."
"Two thirds to three quarters of people without [health] insurance in Rhode Island work."
President Obama’s health-care law will "add trillions of dollars in debt."
"Massachusetts is reporting a trend far below the national trend in the escalation of health-care costs in this year."
"In the state of Rhode Island 25 percent of our current physicians are graduates of for-profit medical schools."
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