Statements about Health Care

The fiscal cliff agreement was "the largest tax increase in history."  

"In Wisconsin, only half of all the adults with serious psychological distress received mental health treatment or medication."

"When the Affordable Care Act was signed, 17 million American children" had a pre-existing condition and were "uninsurable."

Milwaukee County government employees pay "much more" for their health care than City of Milwaukee or State of Wisconsin employees.

Says Gov. Scott Walker has "led people to believe that if Wisconsin doesn’t implement a (health-care) exchange, Obamacare doesn’t happen here."  

On support for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare reform plan  

On a single-payer healthcare system  

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.

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."

Says Tammy Baldwin "voted to gut Medicare for seniors."

Says Paul Ryan’s budget plan "ends Medicare."

Says Tammy Baldwin supports a law "in which government will take over your decisions on medicine, on doctors and on hospitals."

Says U.S. Senate opponent Tommy Thompson favors raising taxes on small businesses.

Says the "public option" considered in the health care law backed by U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin was "wildly unpopular."  

U.S. House opponent Paul Ryan supports "cutting funding for veterans by 24 percent."

Federal law adopted "under Tommy Thompson's watch" prohibits the government from negotiating for "better prices" on prescription drugs for senior citizens

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."

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.'"

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