Gail Lightfoot on Health Care
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (CA)
Lightfoot selected, "Part of the solution".
Lightfoot added, "Everyone benefits when good research leads to wiser decisions about health maintenance."
Q: How important is research and development (R&D) to your state's economy?
Lightfoot selected, "Very important."
Please comment on the importance of the federal government's role in supporting R&D conducted in your state.
Lightfoot stated, "Such research and development is best performed by business and industry, not by government. Governments are there to keep the peace so individuals can follow their ideas and dreams improving all our lives with new ideas and products via the marketplace."
A: Repeal the current health care legislation. In the end, involve the private sector more than any tax supported government sector. Government should be last resort safety net only not a solution for everyone. Return control to local agencies and encourage volunteer organizations with tax exempt status and tax credits for time or money contributions to keep the private charitable organizations strong. Individually, we are responsible for ourselves, our families and our communities. We cannot pass the buck to some higher government agency because it sounds easier. We have to step up and take care of ourselves first, our families second and our communities through volunteer efforts. Contributing time and money to the well-being of our communities.
A: NO. Oppose all government charity. Governments all around the world are going bankrupt because of health care costs. The illusion of 'free' care actually funded by taxes only leads to a false sense of security, overuse of treatment options and a need to control costs and use. In the end, it is not individuals and their care providers who decide what they need, it is an employee. Whether it is an insurance company or a government employee, the end result is the separation of medical decisions from the health care provider who knows what is most important for proper care of the patient.
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Retiring as of Jan. 2013:
Senate elections Nov. 2012:
AZ:Flake(R) vs.Hackbarth(R) vs.Carmona(D) vs.Ruben(D) vs.
CA:Feinstein(D) vs.Emken(R) vs.Lightfoot(L) vs.
CT:Bysiewicz(D) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Shays(R) vs.McMahon(R)
FL:Nelson(D) vs.LeMieux(R) vs.Mack(R)
HI:Hirono(D) vs.Case(D) vs.Lingle(R)
ME:King(I) vs.Dill(D) vs.Summers(R) vs.
MI:Stabenow(D) vs.Hekman(R) vs.Konetchy(R) vs.Hoekstra(R) vs.Boman(L)
MN:Klobuchar(D) vs.Bills(R) vs.
MO:McCaskill(D) vs.Akin(R) vs.Steelman(R) vs.Brunner(R)
ND:Heitkamp(D) vs.Berg(R) vs.
NJ:Menendez(D) vs.Kyrillos(R) vs.Diakos(I) vs.
NM:Heinrich(D) vs.Wilson(R) vs.
NY:Gillibrand(D) vs.Noren(I) vs.Maragos(R) vs.Turner(R) vs.Clark(G)
OH:Brown(D) vs.Pryce(R) vs.Mandel(R)
PA:Casey(D) vs.Smith(R) vs.
UT:Hatch(R) vs.Howell(D) vs.Liljenquist(R)
VA:Kaine(D) vs.Allen(R) vs.
WI:Schiess(R) vs.Neumann(R) vs.Thompson(R) vs.Baldwin(D)
Senate Votes (analysis)