Statements about Public Health
Greg Abbott was "charged with overseeing the state cancer research fund. But he let his wealthiest donors take tens of millions of taxpayer dollars without proper oversight. They showered Abbott with gifts and free vacations."
Says Tom Cotton "voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola."
Heroin and prescription opioids are "the number one cause of accidental or preventable death in Wisconsin."
Sen. Jack Reed "cast the deciding vote in the Senate for the Affordable Care Act."
Says George Soros and Bill Gates are funding a bioweapons lab in Sierra Leone that caused the Ebola outbreak.
President Barack Obama’s latest executive order "mandates the apprehension and detention of Americans who merely show signs of ‘respiratory illness.’"
Amid the "crisis at our southern border," there are "reports of illegal migrants carrying deadly diseases such as … Ebola virus."
"13 percent of Americans, the lowest ever, are without health care."
Says Dan Patrick has "called immigration into Texas an invasion" and "said immigrants coming into Texas bring ‘third-world diseases.’"
"By the time I left" the State Department, "economic growth was up and opium production was down" in Afghanistan, while "infant mortality declined" and school enrollment rose by more than sevenfold.
Says Hillary Clinton opposed an individual mandate and favored an employer mandate back in 1993.
A majority of Americans "since Harry Truman days" support single-payer health insurance, or "full Medicare for all."
Under his leadership, more people in Wisconsin "have access to health care."
"Over 300K home owner suicides attributed to foreclosures."
"Pregnant women who stand for five to six hours at a time increase their risk of pre-term pregnancy by 80 percent."
"By a two-to-one margin, Rhode Islanders want to ban assault weapons and we have a very small percentage of gun owners in this state, less than 13 percent."
The United States has seen "a net loss of people with health insurance" because of Obamacare.
Cuba has "a lower child mortality rate than ours. Their life expectancy is now greater than ours."
Marijuana today is "genetically modified," with THC levels that "far surpass the marijuana" of the 1970s.
"Most of West Virginia is still owned, in excess of 90 percent, by out-of-state interests."
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