Statements about Public Health
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."
Toothpaste contains "the poison substance of fluoride."
"Two thirds to three quarters of people without [health] insurance in Rhode Island work."
"No one in Rhode Island -- not just children, no one in Rhode Island -- should eat more than one serving of freshwater fish caught in our state each month."
"Three of our cities are among the top five worst cities in the U.S. for asthma."
Decriminalizing marijuana "will save the state anywhere from $4 (million) to $11 million dollars."
"Massachusetts is reporting a trend far below the national trend in the escalation of health-care costs in this year."
Access for 12,000 women to use Planned Parenthood -- "not for the right to choose," but for "basic health care" -- was "taken away" by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
"In the state of Rhode Island 25 percent of our current physicians are graduates of for-profit medical schools."
Says "One-third of our healthcare dollars go to wasteful insurance billing and bureaucracy."
Says abortion doctors are "flying into this state, performing abortions and flying out."
"Nearly 45 percent of the women who receive health screenings through (the Women’s Health Program) do so at a Planned Parenthood health center."
Says that in fiscal year 2010, "nearly 80 percent of women served" in the Texas Women’s Health Program received services from a provider other than a Planned Parenthood clinic.
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