Statements about Public Health
"Three in four low-income workers don’t have any paid sick days available."
40 percent of U.S. gun sales "are occurring outside of" licensed gun dealers.
"Semi-automatic weapons, whether pistol or rifle, were designed for use by the military on the battlefield."
Says Texas is "dead last in support for mental health."
Says that according to "many reports and even our own data," the state of Texas spent more through Medicaid on orthodontia than all other states combined.
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."
"Wisconsin is the only state that allows parents or guardians to purchase alcohol for their children – regardless of whether that child is seven or 20 years old – at bars and restaurants."
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 House Democrats "voted to use your tax dollars for abortions" by voting against bill defunding Planned Parenthood.
Says Tammy Baldwin supports a law "in which government will take over your decisions on medicine, on doctors and on hospitals."
Brendan Doherty wants "to repeal Obamacare, increasing drug prices for seniors."
Says scientists predict "sometime in the future, an event that will kill … somewhere between 80 and 90 million people."
Says "under Oregon law, girls from 15 years of age and up are given complete control over whether to be sterilized or not."
Says U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin wants a "completely government-controlled" health care system that goes "far beyond 'Obamacare'" and is "a Medicare system for all."
Rhode Island has "the most burdensome level of health-insurance mandates in the nation."
Says Tommy Thompson favors Obama's health care mandate, was publicly thanked by Obama for health reform support and that Thompson "says we can't repeal 'Obamacare.'"
"Donna Shalala left me with 12 million doses" of smallpox vaccine and "I created enough" to vaccinate "every man, woman and child against smallpox in America."
Says he "never supported" federal health care individual mandate.
Says "Your kid just ate 16 packs of sugar."
President Barack Obama’s health care reform "slashed $500 billion from Medicare."
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