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Scott Walker on Health Care

 


Don't put bureaucrats in charge of personal decisions

We must make quality, affordable healthcare available to hardworking families through market-based solutions like competition, transparency, and tax incentives--not Canadian style programs that put bureaucrats in charge of personal health care decisions. You should be able to choose your doctor, not have government make that decision for you."
Source: Campaign website, scottwalker.org, "Issues" , Nov 2, 2010

Opposes government-run healthcare.

opposes the CC survey question on government-run healthcare

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The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Federal government run health care system"

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q5 on Aug 11, 2010

Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid.

signed Letter to Pres. Obama from 32 Governors

As Governors, we are writing to you regarding the excessive constraints placed on us by healthcare-related federal mandates. One of our biggest concerns continues to be the Maintenance of Effort (MOE) provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which prevent states from managing their Medicaid programs for their unique Medicaid populations. We ask for your immediate action to remove these MOE requirements so that states are once again granted the flexibility to control their program costs and make necessary budget decisions.

Every Governor, Republican and Democrat, will face unprecedented budget challenges in the coming months. Efforts to regulate state operations impose greater uncertainty on our budgets for oncoming years and create a perfect storm when coupled with the current state of the economy.

Health and education are the primary cost drivers for most state budgets. Medicaid enrollment is up. Revenues are down. States are unable to afford the current Medicaid program, yet our hands are tied by the MOE requirements. The effect of the federal requirements is unconscionable; the federal requirements force Governors to cut other critical state programs, such as education, in order to fund a "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. Again, we ask you to lift the MOE requirements so that states may make difficult budget decisions in ways that reflect the needs of their residents.

Source: Letter to Obama from 32 Governors 110107-Gov on Jan 7, 2011

2010 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Health Care: Scott Walker on other issues:
Gubernatorial:
Al Gore
Al Sharpton
Alan Keyes
Andrew Cuomo
Anthony Kennedy
Anthony Williams
Antonin Scalia
Arne Duncan
Bev Perdue
Bill Clinton
Bill Frist
Bill Haslam
Bill Richardson-2008
Bob Barr
Bob Graham
Bob McDonnell
Bobby Jindal
Brian Moore
Brian Sandoval
Brian Schweitzer
Butch Otter
Carol Moseley-Braun
Charles Vest
Chris Christie
Chris Dodd
Christine Gregoire
Chuck Baldwin
Chuck Hagel
Clarence Thomas
Cynthia McKinney
Dan Malloy
Dave Heineman
David Cobb
David Souter
Dennis Daugaard
Dennis Kucinich
Deval Patrick
Dick Cheney
Dick Gephardt
Duncan Hunter
Earl Ray Tomblin
Eric Holder
Eric Shinseki
Evan Bayh
Frank McEnulty
Fred Fielding
Fred Thompson
Gary Herbert
Gary Nolan
George Allen
George W. Bush
Gloria La Riva
Haley Barbour
Harriet Miers
Harry Browne
Henry Rowen
Herman Cain
Hilda Solis
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton-2008
Howard Dean
Jack Dalrymple
Jack Markell
Jamie Gorelick
Jan Brewer
Janet Napolitano
Jay Nixon
Jerry Brown
JL Meaker
Joe Biden
John Cox
John Edwards
John Hickenlooper
John Kasich
John Kerry
John Kitzhaber
John Lehman
John Lynch
John McCain
John Paul Stevens
John Roberts
Joseph Lieberman
Ken Salazar
Laurence Silberman
Lincoln Chafee
Lisa Jackson
Lloyd Cutler
Mark Dayton
Martin O`Malley
Mary Fallin
Matt Mead
Michael Badnarik
Michael Peroutka
Michele Bachmann
Mike Beebe
Mike Bloomberg
Mike Gravel
Mitch Daniels
Nathan Deal
Neil Abercrombie
Newt Gingrich
Nikki Haley
Pat Buchanan
Pat Quinn
Patricia Wald
Paul LePage
Peter Shumlin
Rahm Emanuel
Ralph Nader
Ray LaHood
Richard Ben-Veniste
Richard Levin
Rick Perry
Rick Santorum
Rick Scott
Rick Snyder
Robert Bentley
Robert Gates
Ron Paul
Rudy Giuliani
Russell Feingold
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sam Brownback
Samuel Alito
Sandra Day O'Connor
Scott Keller
Sean Parnell
Sonia Sotomayor
Stephen Breyer
Steve Beshear
Steven Chu
Susana Martinez
Terry Branstad
Terry McAuliffe
Thad McCotter
Timothy Geithner
Tom Corbett
Tom Daschle
Tom Daschle-2004
Tom Tancredo
Walter Slocombe
Wesley Clark
William Rehnquist
William Studeman

2011 Special Elections:
CA-36:Jane Harman(D)
CA-36:Janice Hahn(D)
NV-2:Dean Heller(R)
NY-9:Anthony Weiner(D)
NY-26:Chris Lee(R)
NY-26:Kathleen Hochul(D)
Retiring 2012:
CA-6:Lynn Woolsey(D)
OK-2:Dan Boren(D)
MI-5:Dale Kildee(D)
TX-14:Ron Paul(R)
Running for Mayor:
CA-51:Bob Filner(D)
Running for Governor:
IN-6:Mike Pence(R)
WA-8:Dave Reichert(R)
Running for Senate:
AZ-1:Jeff Flake(R)
CT-5:Chris Murphy(R)
HI-2:Mazie Hirono(D)
IN-2:Joe Donnelly(D)
MO-2:Todd Akin(R)
MT-0:Dennis Rehberg(R)
ND-0:Rick Berg(D)
NM-1:Martin Heinrich(D)
NV-1:Shelley Berkley(D)
UT-3:Jason Chaffetz(R)
Dem. Freshmen
in 112th Congress:

AL-7:Terri Sewell
CA-33:Karen Bass
DE-0:John Carney
FL-17:Frederica Wilson
HI-1:Colleen Hanabusa
LA-2:Cedric Richmond
MA-10:Bill Keating
MI-13:Hansen Clarke
RI-1:David Cicilline
GOP Freshmen
in 112th Congress:

AL-2:Martha Roby
AL-5:Mo Brooks
AZ-1:Paul Gosar
AZ-3:Ben Quayle
AZ-5:David Schweikert
AR-1:Rick Crawford
AR-2:Tim Griffin
AR-3:Steve Womack
CA-19:Jeff Denham
CO-3:Scott Tipton
CO-4:Cory Gardner
FL-12:Dennis Ross
FL-2:Steve Southerland
FL-21:Mario Diaz-Balart
FL-22:Allen West
FL-24:Sandy Adams
FL-25:David Rivera
FL-5:Rich Nugent
FL-8:Dan Webster
GA-2:Mike Keown
GA-7:Rob Woodall
GA-8:Austin Scott
ID-1:Raul Labrador
IL-8:Joe Walsh
IL-10:Bob Dold
IL-11:Adam Kinzinger
IL-14:Randy Hultgren
IL-17:Bobby Schilling
IL-8:Joe Walsh
IN-3:Marlin Stutzman
IN-4:Todd Rokita
IN-8:Larry Bucshon
IN-9:Todd Young
KS-1:Tim Huelskamp
KS-3:Kevin Yoder
KS-5:Mike Pompeo
LA-3:Jeff Landry
MD-1:Andy Harris
MI-1:Dan Benishek
MI-2:Bill Huizenga
MI-3:Justin Amash
MI-7:Tim Walberg
MN-8:Chip Cravaack
MO-4:Vicky Hartzler
MO-7:Billy Long
MS-1:Alan Nunnelee
MS-4:Steven Palazzo
GOP Freshmen
in 111th Congress:

NC-2:Renee Ellmers
ND-0:Rick Berg
NH-2:Charlie Bass
NH-1:Frank Guinta
NJ-3:Jon Runyan
NM-2:Steve Pearce
NV-3:Joe Heck
NY-13:Michael Grimm
NY-19:Nan Hayworth
NY-20:Chris Gibson
NY-24:Richard Hanna
NY-25:Ann Marie Buerkle
NY-29:Tom Reed
OH-1:Steve Chabot
OH-15:Steve Stivers
OH-16:Jim Renacci
OH-18:Bob Gibbs
OH-6:Bill Johnson
OK-5:James Lankford
PA-10:Tom Marino
PA-11:Lou Barletta
PA-3:Mike Kelly
PA-7:Patrick Meehan
PA-8:Mike Fitzpatrick
SC-1:Tim Scott
SC-3:Jeff Duncan
SC-4:Trey Gowdy
SC-5:Mick Mulvaney
SD-0:Kristi Noem
TN-3:Chuck Fleischmann
TN-4:Scott DesJarlais
TN-6:Diane Black
TN-8:Stephen Fincher
TX-17:Bill Flores
TX-23:Quico Canseco
TX-27:Blake Farenthold
VA-2:Scott Rigell
VA-5:Robert Hurt
VA-9:Morgan Griffith
WA-3:Jaime Herrera
WI-7:Sean Duffy
WI-8:Reid Ribble
WV-1:David McKinley
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