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Michelle Fischbach on Health Care

 

 


Look at waste; root out fraud and abuse

Q: Your COVID policy?

Fischbach: If there was one benefit from the changes we made due to COVID, it was found in the solutions made by technology. When we couldn't meet in person, we turned to conference calls and online meetings like Zoom. Due to the COVID [pandemic], telehealth options like virtual doctor visits started to play a bigger role in health care. We need to take a hard look at waste created by duplicative and ineffective programs and always be on guard to root out fraud and abuse.

Source: AARP Survey on 2020 MA-8 House race , Oct 22, 2020

Establish out of pocket cap for senior prescriptions

Q: Your prescription drug policy?

Fischbach: There are many good proposals for addressing the cost of prescription drugs. We can establish an out-of-pocket cap and allow seniors to spread their out-of-pocket expenses across the entire calendar year. Any discounts negotiated by pharmacy benefit managers should absolutely be passed along to the consumer. We can also stop "pay for delay," when drug manufacturers pay generic drug manufacturers to keep their lower cost alternatives out of pharmacies.

Source: AARP Survey on 2020 MA-8 House race , Oct 22, 2020

Support home visits covered by tax credits & Medicare

Q: Your Medicare policy?

Fischbach: Being at home is the best choice for our parents and grandparents, so I would support home visits covered by tax credits or covered by Medicare if it's medically related. The Provider Relief Fund provides training and resources to nursing home staff and offers payments based on standards of care. This is a good example of an incentive-based public-private partnership that can help address the reimbursement gap [from] Medicaid for long-term care facilities.

Source: AARP Survey on 2020 MA-8 House race , Oct 22, 2020

ACA is socialized medicine; reform within system

Nicole voted to provide protections to ensure that individuals with pre-existing conditions could purchase health insurance˙and expand the state's Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage program to provide˙lower prescription drug costs for seniors. Unlike Rep. Max Rose who supports socialized healthcare system that would produce longer wait times and fewer patient choices, Nicole supports efforts to˙reform and strengthen our system.
Source: 2020 NY-11 House campaign website NicoleMalliotakis.com , Jul 27, 2020

Strongly anti-universal coverage, according to AFA survey.

Fischbach opposes the AFA survey question on universal coverage

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'It is the government's responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-5A on Sep 11, 2020

Strongly pro-private insurance, according to AFA survey.

Fischbach opposes the AFA survey question on eliminating private insurance

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-5B on Sep 11, 2020

2021-22 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Health Care: Michelle Fischbach on other issues:
MN Gubernatorial:
Amy Klobuchar
Chris Coleman
Erin Murphy
Jeff Johnson
Lori Swanson
Mark Dayton
Matt Dean
Mike Murphy
Rebecca Otto
Scott Jensen
Tim Pawlenty
Tim Walz
Tina Liebling
Tina Smith
MN Senatorial:
Amy Klobuchar
Jason Lewis
Jim Newberger
Karin Housley
Paula Overby
Steve Carlson
Tina Smith
Incoming Republican Freshmen 2021:
AL-1: Jerry Carl(R)
AL-2: Barry Moore(R)
CA-8: Jay Obernolte(R)
CA-50: Darrell Issa(R)
CO-3: Lauren Boebert(R)
FL-3: Kat Cammack(R)
FL-15: Scott Franklin(R)
FL-19: Byron Donalds(R)
GA-9: Andrew Clyde(R)
GA-14: Marjorie Taylor Greene(R)
IA-2: Mariannette Miller-Meeks(R)
IA-4: Randy Feenstra(R)
IL-15: Mary Miller(R)
IN-5: Victoria Spartz(R)
KS-1: Tracey Mann(R)
KS-2: Jake LaTurner(R)
LA-5: Luke Letlow(R)
MI-3: Peter Meijer(R)
MI-10: Lisa McClain(R)
MT-0: Matt Rosendale(R)
NC-11: Madison Cawthorn(R)
NM-3: Teresa Leger Fernandez(D)
NY-2: Andrew Garbarino(R)
NY-22: Claudia Tenney(R)
OR-2: Cliff Bentz(R)
PR-0: Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon(R)
TN-1: Diana Harshbarger(R)
TX-4: Pat Fallon(R)
TX-11: August Pfluger(R)
TX-13: Ronny Jackson(R)
TX-17: Pete Sessions(R)
TX-22: Troy Nehls(R)
TX-23: Tony Gonzales(R)
TX-24: Beth Van Duyne(R)
UT-1: Blake Moore(R)
VA-5: Bob Good(R)
WI-5: Scott Fitzgerald(R)
Incoming Democratic Freshmen 2021:
CA-53: Sara Jacobs(D)
GA-5: Nikema Williams(D)
GA-7: Carolyn Bourdeaux(D)
HI-2: Kai Kahele(D)
IL-3: Marie Newman(D)
IN-1: Frank Mrvan(D)
MA-4: Jake Auchincloss(D)
MO-1: Cori Bush(D)
NC-2: Deborah Ross(D)
NC-6: Kathy Manning(D)
NY-15: Ritchie Torres(D)
NY-16: Jamaal Bowman(D)
NY-17: Mondaire Jones(D)
WA-10: Marilyn Strickland(D)

Republican takeovers as of 2021:
CA-21: David Valadao(R) defeated T.J. Cox(D)
CA-39: Young Kim(R) defeated Gil Cisneros(D)
CA-48: Michelle Steel(R) defeated Harley Rouda(D)
FL-26: Carlos Gimenez(R) defeated Debbie Mucarsel-Powell(D)
FL-27: Maria Elvira Salazar(R) defeated Donna Shalala(D)
IA-1: Ashley Hinson(R) defeated Abby Finkenauer(D)
MN-7: Michelle Fischbach(R) defeated Collin Peterson(D)
NM-2: Yvette Herrell(R) defeated Xochitl Small(D)
NY-11: Nicole Malliotakis(R) defeated Max Rose(D)
OK-5: Stephanie Bice(R) defeated Kendra Horn(D)
SC-1: Nancy Mace(R) defeated Joe Cunningham(D)
UT-4: Burgess Owens(R) defeated Ben McAdams(D)

Special Elections 2021-2022:
FL-20: replacing Alcee Hastings (D, SPEL Jan. 2022)
LA-2: Troy Carter (R, April 2021)
LA-5: Julia Letlow (R, March 2021)
NM-1: Melanie Stansbury (D, June 2021)
OH-11: replacing Marcia Fudge (D, SPEL Nov. 2021)
OH-15: replacing Steve Stivers (R, SPEL Nov. 2021)
TX-6: replacing Ron Wright (R, SPEL July 2021)
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