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Scott Keller on Health Care

 


Health care should be free for everyone and focus on HEALTH

Q: Do you agree support "Encouraging non-profit hospitals"?

A: True.

Q: Do you agree that "More funding for health coverage, but change model"?

A: True. Added/clarified stances:

Source: E-mail interview for 2014 House race with OnTheIssues.org , Apr 11, 2013

Make society's best interest to help people be healthy

Q: Your opinion on our VoteMatch statement, "More federal funding for health coverage"?

A: I guess "no opinion" is the best choice from the options given. I'd prefer to answer "none of the above" or "other approach". I don't prefer Federal spending under the current debt-based, tax laden economic system. I'd prefer local options, with more LOCAL spending. Also, health care should be non-profit, and we should do our best to remove greed and conflicts of interest from the equation. Currently, if there are no sick people, the doctors, hospitals, and drug company execs don't get paid, so it's not in their best interests to help people be healthy.

Source: VoteMatch interview on 2014 House race with OnTheIssues.org , Apr 10, 2013

Encourage non-profit hospitals

Non-profit hospitals should be encouraged. The end game solution for Health Care is that we need to develop our local communities and operate social services out of those communities. The Federal Government and even States Governments will always be ill equipped to deal meaningfully with personal human issues.
Source: Email interview on presidential race with OnTheIssues.org , Aug 18, 2011

More funding for health coverage, but change model

Q: What is your opinion on the statement, "More federal funding for health coverage"?

A: Support. I believe that before any funding is sent to the health care industry, the conflict of interest needs to be removed from the equation. As long as doctors and medical research organizations and pharmaceutical companies and so on are dependent upon people being sick in order to earn a living, the health of the patient will be at odds with the health professional's income. New reverse-compensation models, local compensation models, and other innovative approaches to ensuring the above professionals are taken care of while encouraging them to permanently heal the patients and keep them healthy need to be implemented.

Source: Email interview on presidential race with OnTheIssues.org , Aug 18, 2011

2012 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Health Care: Scott Keller on other issues:
TX Gubernatorial:
Annise Parker
Julian Castro
Mike Rawlings
Rick Perry
TX Senatorial:
John Cornyn
Jon Roland
Steve Stockman
Ted Cruz

Left 113th Congress, 2013-2014:
AL-1: Jo Bonner(R,resigned)
FL-13:Bill Young(R,deceased)
FL-19:Trey Radel(R,arrested)
IL-2: Jesse L. Jackson(D,convicted)
LA-5: Rodney Alexander(R,resigned)
MA-5: Ed Markey(D,elected)
MO-8: Jo Ann Emerson(R,resigned)
NC-12:Mel Watt(D,appointed)
NJ-1: Rob Andrews(D,investigated)
SC-1: Tim Scott(R,appointed)

Newly-elected special elections 2013-2014:
AL-1: Bradley Byrne(R)
FL-13:David Jolly(R)
FL-19: Pending Nov.4
IL-2: Robin Kelly(D)
LA-5: Vance McAllister(R)
MA-5: Katherine Clark(D)
MO-8: Jason Smith(R)
NC-12: Pending Jul.15
NJ-1: Pending Nov.4
SC-1: Mark Sanford(R)
Retiring to run for Senate in 2014:
AR-4: Tom Cotton(R)
CO-4: Cory Gardner(R)
GA-1: Jack Kingston(R)
GA-10:Paul Broun(R)
GA-11:Phil Gingrey(R)
HI-1: Colleen Hanabusa(D)
IA-1: Bruce Braley(D)
LA-6: Bill Cassidy(R)
MI-14:Gary Peters(D)
MT-0: Steve Daines(R)
OK-5: James Lankford(R)
TX-36:Steve Stockman(R)
WV-2: Shelley Moore Capito(R)

Former Reps running for House in 2014:
AL-5: Parker Griffith(R)
CA-3: Doug Ose(R)
GA-11:Bob Barr(R)
CA-31:Joe Baca(D)
IL-10:Bob Dold(R)
IL-17:Bobby Schilling(R)
MS-4: Gene Taylor(D)
MT-0: Denny Rehberg(R)
NH-1: Frank Guinta(R)
NY-11:Vito Fossella(R)
NY-18:Nan Hayworth(R)
OH-7: John Boccieri(D)
PA-13:Marjorie Margolies(D)
TX-23:Francisco Canseco(R)
Retiring to run for State Office in 2014:
AR-2: Tim Griffin(R)
CA-35:Gloria McLeod(D)
ME-2: Mike Michaud(D)
PA-13:Allyson Schwartz(D)
VI-0: Donna Christensen(D)

Retiring effective Jan. 2015:
AL-6: Spencer Bachus(R)
AZ-7: Ed Pastor(D)
CA-11:George Miller(D)
CA-25:Howard McKeon(R)
CA-31:Gary Miller(R)
CA-33:Henry Waxman(D)
CA-45:John Campbell(R)
IA-3: Tom Latham(R)
MI-4: Dave Camp(R)
MI-12:John Dingell(D)
MN-6: Michele Bachmann(R)
NC-6: Howard Coble(R)
NC-7: Mike McIntyre(D)
NJ-3: Jon Runyan(R)
NJ-12:Rush Holt(D)
NY-4: Carolyn McCarthy(D)
NY-21:Bill Owens(D)
PA-6: Jim Gerlach(R)
UT-4: Jim Matheson(D)
VA-8: James Moran(D)
VA-10:Frank Wolf(R)
WA-4: Doc Hastings(R)
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