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Jamie Raskin on Health Care

 

 


Long-time champion of single-payer health care

A long-time champion of single-payer health care, Jamie says, "In a modern democracy, good health care is not only a basic right of citizenship, it is a precondition for effective citizenship." Jamie wants to see the health care system "organized rationally around the health needs of the people and promoting excellent nutrition and preventive care." He says that "the Affordable Care Act, with its ban on denying coverage to people with a preexisting condition and its policy of continuing to cover young people in their 20s, is a big improvement over the old system and should be defended against continuing right-wing attacks."

But Jamie knows we can do even better. He will work for a more cost-efficient system that reduces serious health inequities in the country, upholds women's reproductive freedom, and promotes healthy nutrition and diet, exercise, and preventive health care for all Americans.

Source: 2016 Maryland House campaign website JamieRaskin.com , Nov 8, 2016

Opposes repealing the 2010 affordable care act.

Raskin opposes the PVS survey question on ObamaCare

The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: Political Courage Test 16PVS_Q5 on Nov 8, 2016

2016-17 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Health Care: Jamie Raskin on other issues:
MD Gubernatorial:
Alec Ross
Larry Hogan
Martin O`Malley
Robert Ehrlich
MD Senatorial:
Benjamin Cardin

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