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Kerry Healey on Health Care


Save $160M by consolidating city & town insurance purchases

Q: There's talk of a $160 million shortfall in the health care program you and the governor helped create. How are you going to pay for that?

HEALEY: [I would] consolidate all of our health care purchases for our cities and towns and have them bought through the state group insurance commission. That will take literally hundreds of millions of dollars that is wasted right now and put it back onto the plate of our cities and towns and that will relieve the pressure on local taxes.

Source: 2006 MA Gubernatorial debate on Fox News with Chris Wallace Sep 25, 2006

Reform medical malpractice to cut insurance rates

By filing Medical Malpractice Reform Legislation, Lt. Governor Healey is taking action to cut skyrocketing medical insurance rates that are hurting consumers and putting some specialists out of business.
Source: Campaign website,, "Issues" May 23, 2006

No new business taxes for healthcare reform

I will not accept any attempt to link healthcare reform with a new tax on business. We will never be able to effectively compete with our neighboring states-let alone the rest of the world-until we recognize that our jobs and our workers are already taxed too much. An anti-employer bias on the part of the legislature scares away jobs. This is the wrong approach on every count, and on every count we're going to change it.
Source: Campaign Announcement Speech Mar 2, 2006

Other governors on Health Care: Kerry Healey on other issues:
AK Frank Murkowski
AL Bob Riley
AR Mike Huckabee
AZ Janet Napolitano
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
CO Bill Owens
CT Jodi Rell
DE Ruth Ann Minner
FL Jeb Bush
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
IA Tom Vilsack
ID Dirk Kempthorne
IL Rod Blagojevich
IN Mitch Daniels
KS Kathleen Sebelius
KY Ernie Fletcher
LA Kathleen Blanco
MA Mitt Romney
MD Bob Ehrlich
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
MN Tim Pawlenty
MO Matt Blunt
MS Haley Barbour
MT Brian Schweitzer
NC Mike Easley
ND John Hoeven
NE Dave Heineman
NH John Lynch
NJ Jon Corzine
NM Bill Richardson
NV Kenny Guinn
NY George Pataki
OH Bob Taft
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Don Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
TX Rick Perry
UT Jon Huntsman
VA Tim Kaine
VT Jim Douglas
WA Christine Gregoire
WI Jim Doyle
WV Joe Manchin III
WY Dave Freudenthal
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