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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Mike Beebe on Health Care
Democratic Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Beebe on other issues.
  • Expand state Medicaid, but with low-income private option. (Feb 2014)
  • Provide better care without federal Affordable Care Act. (Aug 2011)
  • 12-point plan for Affordability, Accessibility, Quality. (Nov 2006)
Frank Gilbert on Health Care
Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Gilbert on other issues.
  • Providing insurance not a proper function of government. (Aug 2014)
Tim Griffin on Health Care
GOP Lt.Gov Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tim Griffin on other issues.
  • Repeal & reform with free market solutions. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (May 2013)
Mike Ross on Health Care
Democratic Representative (AR-4): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ross on other issues.
  • Voted for ObamaCare early on but now consistently against it. (Nov 2013)
  • Voted against individuals keeping health insurance plans. (Nov 2013)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 78% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator. (Mar 2008)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)

Senate:

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John Boozman on Health Care
Republican Representative (AR-3): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for John Boozman on other issues.
  • I want to be the deciding vote to repeal ObamaCare. (Oct 2010)
  • Nothing in healthcare bill controls cost; much escalates it. (Oct 2010)
  • Solution like overhaul is what's wrong with government. (Sep 2010)
  • Something needs to be done, but ObamaCare is a job killer. (Sep 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
  • Opposes physician-assisted suicide. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Tom Cotton on Health Care
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tom Cotton on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Cotton supports Medicare "premium support" vouchers. (Feb 2014)
  • Federal shut down to force ObamaCare delay by one year. (Oct 2013)
  • FactCheck: No special subsidies for congressional staff. (Oct 2013)
  • Fight against unconstitutional laws like ObamaCare. (Nov 2012)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
Mark Pryor on Health Care
Democratic Jr Senator (AR): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Mark Pryor on other issues.
  • AdWatch: False that Medicare vouchers increase seniors' cost. (Feb 2014)
  • AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare. (Nov 2013)
  • Extend insurance coverage with tax credits. (Oct 2002)
  • Supports patients right to sue HMOs. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations. (May 2003)
  • Rated 75% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)

House:


Rick Crawford on Health Care
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rick Crawford on other issues.
  • Repeal & replace ObamaCare. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Mike Ross on Health Care
Democratic Representative (AR-4): Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ross on other issues.
  • Voted for ObamaCare early on but now consistently against it. (Nov 2013)
  • Voted against individuals keeping health insurance plans. (Nov 2013)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 78% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator. (Mar 2008)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
Steve Womack on Health Care
Republican (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Steve Womack on other issues.
  • ObamaCare is an example of what's wrong with Washington. (Mar 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law. (Jan 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Asa Hutchinson on Health Care
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Asa Hutchinson on other issues.
  • A lot of budget "fuzziness" if private option is not renewed. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
Mark Swaney on Health Care
2014 Green Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Swaney on other issues.
  • ObamaCare is ok, but national health insurance is better. (Aug 2014)
Tom Cotton on Health Care
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tom Cotton on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Cotton supports Medicare "premium support" vouchers. (Feb 2014)
  • Federal shut down to force ObamaCare delay by one year. (Oct 2013)
  • FactCheck: No special subsidies for congressional staff. (Oct 2013)
  • Fight against unconstitutional laws like ObamaCare. (Nov 2012)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
Tim Griffin on Health Care
Republican (Governor run 2014) (District 2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tim Griffin on other issues.
  • Repeal & reform with free market solutions. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (May 2013)
Mike Huckabee on Health Care
Former GOP Governor (1996-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 35 full quotes OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • TEFRA model: subsidize extraordinary medical expenses. (Dec 2013)
  • Healthcare reform requires cultural change over a generation. (Nov 2008)
  • Quit treating snakebites and start killing some snakes. (Nov 2008)
  • First-dollar coverage for all expenses defies common sense. (Nov 2008)
  • Proposed 50-governor 7-principle Medicaid reform. (Nov 2008)
  • Ok to ban smoking from workplaces, but not to ban smoking. (Feb 2008)
  • Called for isolating AIDS carriers in 1992, not quarantine. (Dec 2007)
  • 1/3 self-insured; 1/3 donít want it; 1/3 canít afford it. (Dec 2007)
  • Crisis from waiting until people are catastrophically ill. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: 2/3 of uninsured canít afford insurace, not 1/3. (Dec 2007)
  • We donít have a healthcare system; itís a healthcare maze. (Oct 2007)
  • Individually-controlled insurance, not government SCHIP. (Oct 2007)
  • Portable medical records that YOU own, not your doctor. (Sep 2007)
  • System is upside down; focuses on intervention after illness. (Sep 2007)
  • Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage. (Sep 2007)
  • Insurance reward for avoiding tobacco, alcohol, obesity. (Sep 2007)
  • Co-led effort against child obesity with Bill Clinton. (Sep 2007)
  • Give Americans Congressí healthcare, or give Congress ours. (Aug 2007)
  • Dems want government in charge; GOP want consumers in charge. (Jun 2007)
  • ARKids: Prevention less expensive than sick children. (Jun 2007)
  • Focus on health & prevention, not just disease treatment. (Jan 2007)
  • STOP the culture of chronic disease via self-discipline. (Jan 2007)
  • The road to obesity is paved with procrastination. (May 2006)
  • To stop procrastinating: Set date; stick to it; and start!. (May 2006)
  • Nothing tastes as good as it feels to be healthy. (May 2006)
  • We donít have a health-care system but a disease-care system. (Jan 2006)
  • Guaranteed medical care not governmentís responsibility. (Nov 2002)
  • ARKids First program: record decreases in uninsured. (Jan 2001)
  • Designed ARKids for preventive healthcare for kids. (Oct 2000)
  • Supports consumer-driven ďmedical IRAĒ with tax-free money. (Nov 1992)
  • No additional AIDS spending; cancer & vascular victims first. (Nov 1992)
  • Ban smoking in all public places. (Nov 1992)
  • Isolate carriers of this plague of AIDS. (Nov 1992)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Dale Bumpers on Health Care
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dale Bumpers on other issues.
  • Voted YES on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
Tim Hutchinson on Health Care
Former Republican Sr Senator (until 2002): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tim Hutchinson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on increasing tobacco restrictions. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
David Pryor on Health Care
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Pryor on other issues.
  • Voted YES on blocking medical savings acounts. (Apr 1996)
Marion Berry on Health Care
Democratic Representative (AR-1): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Marion Berry on other issues.
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers. (Mar 2002)
  • Rated 78% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
John Boozman on Health Care
Republican Representative (AR-3): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for John Boozman on other issues.
  • I want to be the deciding vote to repeal ObamaCare. (Oct 2010)
  • Nothing in healthcare bill controls cost; much escalates it. (Oct 2010)
  • Solution like overhaul is what's wrong with government. (Sep 2010)
  • Something needs to be done, but ObamaCare is a job killer. (Sep 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
  • Opposes physician-assisted suicide. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Jay Dickey on Health Care
Republican (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jay Dickey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Tom Formicola on Health Care
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Tom Formicola on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Holt on Health Care
Republican challenger for Senate (AR): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jim Holt on other issues.
  • Avoid federal funding for health coverage. (Apr 2010)
  • Real the Prescription Drug benefit. (Jul 2004)
  • Turn the FDA into an optional agency. (Jul 2004)
  • Prescription Drug benefit costs too much. (Jul 2004)
  • Stop giving a free ride in medical R&D to other countries. (Jul 2004)
  • Prices of prescription drugs should not be controlled. (Jul 2004)
  • Taxpayers should not be asked to pay for otherís health care. (Jul 2004)
  • Medical marijuana should be a state decision--Iíd vote no. (Jul 2004)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Asa Hutchinson on Health Care
Republican (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Asa Hutchinson on other issues.
  • A lot of budget "fuzziness" if private option is not renewed. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
Rebekah Kennedy on Health Care
Green Senate challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rebekah Kennedy on other issues.
  • Health crisis caused by industryís waste and profiteering. (Sep 2008)
  • Replace failed private health system with national program. (Jun 2008)
  • Supports Universal Single Payer National Health Care. (May 2008)
Blanche Lambert Lincoln on Health Care
Democratic Sr Senator (AR): Click here for 29 full quotes OR click here for Blanche Lambert Lincoln on other issues.
  • Fix broken logistics of healthcare delivery. (Oct 2010)
  • Worked to ensure the overhaul helped small businesses. (Sep 2010)
  • I stopped the public option in ObamaCare. (Sep 2010)
  • Cut $42M from Medicare home health-care benefits. (Apr 2010)
  • Supported government option but not as sole funding source. (Apr 2010)
  • Canít get our arms around the uninsured. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 50% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)
  • Expedited licensing for biosimilar products. (Mar 2009)
Vic Snyder on Health Care
Democratic Representative (AR-2): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Vic Snyder on other issues.
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers. (Mar 2002)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication). (Jun 2008)
  • Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE. (Jun 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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