Statements about Health Care

In 2007, Ed Gillespie "was paid $300,000 to be the frontman for a coalition that made the individual mandate the centerpiece of its health reform plan."

A proposed amendment "allows a teenager to get a recommendation for medical marijuana without the consent of a parent."

Obamacare is "one big fat VA system."

"Congress has cut funding, has slashed funding, for veterans' benefits over these last years."

Says Hillary Clinton opposed an individual mandate and favored an employer mandate back in 1993.

"Canadian middle class incomes are now higher than in the United States. They are working fewer hours for more pay, … living longer on average, and facing less income inequality."

"Idaho was the only Republican-led state in the nation that chose to partner with President Obama" by creating a state-based marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.

Under David Dewhurst’s leadership, the Texas "Senate passed an expansion of in-state tuition and free health care to illegal immigrants."

"No Republicans voted for" recent hikes in the income tax, payroll tax, capital gains tax, dividend tax and estate tax. "These taxes were all passed under … Obamacare."

A majority of Americans "since Harry Truman days" support single-payer health insurance, or "full Medicare for all."  

"Explosive growth in Medicare" is the reason federal deficit spending is predicted to top $1 trillion again after falling to $600 billion annually.

"A small majority of Americans don’t think they like the Affordable Care Act, but a large majority of Americans don’t want to do away with the protections that are in the Affordable Care Act."

Under his leadership, more people in Wisconsin "have access to health care."

"For every Kentuckian that has enrolled in Obamacare, 40 have been dropped from their coverage."

"Health care premiums up 90 percent in New Hampshire."

"Over 300K home owner suicides attributed to foreclosures."

Says Al Franken "voted to exempt himself and Congress from enrolling in (the Affordable Care Act marketplaces)."

Says North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis "called Obamacare ‘a great idea.’ "

"One thing that is much more unpopular than the Affordable Care Act is repealing the Affordable Care Act."

"ObamaCare enrollment lie: Obama counts an enrollee as a web user putting a plan in ‘their online shopping carts.’"

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