Statements about Health Care
Operating a health care exchange would be "illegal" in Georgia and some states because of legislation passed in those states.
Says the tax code is effectively subsidizing "the marketing efforts of fast food and junk food companies by as much as $19 billion over 10 years."
Says Gov. Scott Walker has "led people to believe that if Wisconsin doesn’t implement a (health-care) exchange, Obamacare doesn’t happen here."
Says that under the new healthcare law, full- and part-time workers will be required to buy insurance costing $375 to $1,000 a month, starting in 2014.
"We have more hospitals that are children’s hospitals than any other state in the union."
Says Mitt Romney wants to "get rid of Planned Parenthood."
"The Ryan budget gets rid of Medicare in 10 years and turns it into a voucher program."
On support for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare reform plan
On a single-payer healthcare system
Sheldon Whitehouse voted for a "$525-billion tax increase on the middle class."
Says Charlie Bass supports Paul Ryan plan that forces seniors to pay $6,400 a year more for health care so millionaires can pay less in taxes.
"There are millions of women all across the country who rely on Planned Parenthood for not just contraceptive care; they rely on it for mammograms."
Says she voted against the Medicare Part D prescription drug program "because it was unfunded."
Says Democrats first proposed prohibiting the government from negotiating prices for prescription drugs in Medicare Part D and he "had nothing to do with" that provision in the law.
"We’re talking right now about a $12 billion hole in our current, so-called balanced" state "budget."
Rhode Island has taken its federal Medicaid funding and shown it can run the program more cost-effectively than the federal government.
Says the Central Health district's tax rate is the "lowest among the largest counties in Texas, and it will continue to be the lowest" if voters approve a proposed tax increase.
Says U.S. Senate opponent Tommy Thompson "personally made over $3 million" from a federal contract granted to his healthcare company, but left 9/11 first responders "without the care they were promised."
Says Tammy Baldwin introduced a bill that would require doctors and other health care workers to ask patients, "including young children, whether they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or if they know their gender identity."
Ann McLane Kuster is "for a government takeover of health care more radical than Obamacare. And she supports a $700 billion cut to Medicare for current retirees."
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