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Richard C. Green on Health Care


UNDECIDED on limiting self-employment health deduction.

The Santorum (R-PA) amdt would effectively kill the Kennedy Amdt (D-MA) which would have allowed self-employed individuals to fully deduct the cost of their health insurance on their federal taxes.

Green says, "Abolish the income tax. Disassemble the IRS. Let those who are self-employed seek the medical care that they want or need according to the dictates of a free market in medical services. Stop interfering in people's daily lives."

Status: Amdt Agreed to Y)53; N)47

Reference: Santorum Amdt #1234; Bill S. 1344 ; vote number 1999-202 on Jul 13, 1999

Voted YES on increasing tobacco restrictions.

This cloture motion was on a bill which would have increased tobacco restrictions. [YES is an anti-smoking vote].

Green says, "Prohibitions on alcohol"

Status: Cloture Motion Rejected Y)57; N)42; NV)1

Reference: Motion to invoke cloture on a modified committee substitute to S. 1415; Bill S. 1415 ; vote number 1998-161 on Jun 17, 1998

Voted YES on banning human cloning.

This cloture motion was in order to end debate and move to consideration of legislation banning human cloning. [A YES vote opposes human cloning].

Green says, "Cloning is"

Status: Cloture Motion Rejected Y)42; N)54; NV)4

Reference: Motion to invoke cloture on motion to proceed to S. 1601; Bill S. 1601 ; vote number 1998-10 on Feb 11, 1998

UNDECIDED on Medicare means-testing.

Approval of means-based testing for Medicare insurance premiums.

Green says, "Either Medicare is available to all Citizens of these united States, or it is not: no secondary classes of our citizenship are to be created by federal law or by State actions."

Status: Motion to Table Agreed to Y)70; N)20

Reference: Motion to table the Kennedy Amdt #440; Bill S. 947 ; vote number 1997-113 on Jun 24, 1997

UNDECIDED on medical savings acounts.

Vote to block a plan which would allow tax-deductible medical savings accounts.

Green says, "Abolish the income tax and disassemble the Internal Revenue Service: then people can make their own decisions about their own money without federal bureaucrats meddling, or "massaging" them for social purposes (no matter how worthy)."

Status: Amdt Agreed to Y)52; N)46; NV)2

Reference: Kassebaum Amdt #3677; Bill S. 1028 ; vote number 1996-72 on Apr 18, 1996

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