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Glenn Grothman on Health Care

 

 


Repeal ObamaCare

Q: The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) should be repealed by Congress?

GROTHMAN: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Wisconsin House race , Sep 30, 2014

ObamaCare is a harmful, bungled system

Glenn Grothman will stand in staunch opposition to any further expansion of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) and will actively fight for its full repeal. This harmful, bungled system has already created an enormous burden not only to the business community but to millions of American workers and families. The economic security and financial freedom of individuals and businesses has suffered under this law, and the problem will only get worse as more provisions become fully implemented. The failings of ObamaCare will continue to have a real human impact which cannot be ignored. The time to stop the insidious progress of this law is now. We need an active, effective voice in Washington to continue to push for the full repeal of ObamaCare

When we look at reforming health care in the future, I'll use the free market as my guide. Shopping around creates competition and competition breeds efficiency which results in lower costs for everyone.

Source: 2014 Wisconsin House campaign website, GlennGrothman.com , May 31, 2014

Supports repealing Obamacare.

Grothman supports the F2A survey question on repealing ObamaCare

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The F2A survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?'

Source: Faith2Action Survey 14-F2A-Q5 on Sep 30, 2014

Supports repealing Obamacare.

Grothman supports the PVS survey question on repealing ObamaCare

Project VoteSmart infers summary responses from campaign statements and news reports The PVS survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?'

Source: Project VoteSmart Inferred Survey 14-PVS-q5 on Sep 30, 2014

Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate.

Grothman co-sponsored H.R.631 & S.352

Congressional Summary: To provide an additional religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate. This Act may be cited as the 'Equitable Access to Care and Health Act' or the 'EACH Act'. The 'Religious Conscience Exemption' exempts individuals who are members of a recognized religious sect which relies solely on a religious method of healing, and for whom the acceptance of medical health services would be inconsistent with their religious beliefs.

Supporters reasons for voting YEA: (TheHill.com weblog, April 29, 2013): "We believe the EACH Act balances a respect for religious diversity against the need to prevent fraud and abuse," wrote Reps. Aaron Schock (R-IL) and William Keating (D-MA). "It is imperative we expand the religious conscience exemption now as the Administration is verifying the various exemptions to the individual mandate," they wrote. Religious exemption from ObamaCare has come up before, including contraception. The EACH Act, however, deals only with exemptions from the insurance mandate.

Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (CHILD, Inc. "Children's Healthcare Is a Legal Duty", Dec. 2014): The Christian Science church is pushing hard to get another religious exemption through Congress. The EACH Act exempts everyone with "sincerely held religious beliefs" from the mandate to buy health insurance. We are particularly concerned about uninsured children: hundreds of American children have died because of their family's religious objections to medical care. The EACH Act increases the risk to children in faith-healing sects and the cost to the state if the children do get medical care. Some complain that their church members should not have to pay for health care that they won't use. But insurance works on the assumption that many in the pool of policyholders will not draw from it. Most people with fire insurance don't have their homes burn, for example.

Source: EACH Act 15_H631 on Jan 30, 2015

2016-17 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Health Care: Glenn Grothman on other issues:
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Bob Harlow
Scott Walker
WI Senatorial:
Tammy Baldwin

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