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Al Gore on Health Care
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  • Claim that drugmakers spend more on ads than R&D isn’t true. (Oct 17)
  • Physicians, not HMO should make medical decisions. (Oct 17)
  • Drug companies spend more on ads than on research. (Oct 17)
  • Opposes Medical Savings Accounts; they segment out the sick. (Oct 11)
  • Claims Bush puts Texas oil interests before healthy children. (Oct 11)
  • Claims of Bush’s choices & benefits are underestimated. (Oct 11)
  • Stronger penalties for HMOs who drop seniors. (Sep 25)
  • Foster competition in drug research; companies misspend R&D. (Aug 28)
  • Curb excess pharmaceutical profits made at consumer expense. (Jul 1)
  • $30B over 10 years to help families with elder care. (Jun 6)
  • Against assisted suicide; but leave it to the states. (May 13)
  • Get generic drugs to market quickly & cheaply. (Mar 31)
  • Let FDA regulate cigarettes; fight teenage smoking. (Mar 22)
  • Focus on prevention to limit costs. (May 1999)
  • No discriminating based on genetic information. (Nov 1998)
  • Remove stigma & treat mental illness like physical illness. (May 31)

    Insurance coverage

  • Step by step, fill in the gaps in health care. (Oct 17)
  • Wants some form of non-government universal health care. (Oct 11)
  • Cover 12 million uninsured at a 10-year cost of $157 billion. (Sep 30)
  • Move toward universal health coverage, step by step. (Aug 18)
  • All children should have health care by 2004. (Apr 28)
  • Expand Children’s Health Insurance Program for working poor. (Mar 14)
  • $146B over 10 years to insure 90% of adults & 100% of kids. (Oct 1999)

    Medicare & Medicaid

  • Medicare Rx plan: you choose, Medicare pays. (Oct 3)
  • Put Medicare in lockbox so seniors can afford prescriptions. (Oct 3)
  • Protect Medicare’s funds with “lockbox”. (Sep 23)
  • Modernize Medicare with choice, efficiency, competition. (Sep 23)
  • Too many seniors have to choose between drugs and rent. (Sep 23)
  • Senior prescription drug benefit with $4,000 cap. (Sep 23)
  • Allow 55-65 year olds to buy into Medicare. (Sep 23)
  • Free preventive cancer screenings for Medicare beneficiaries. (Sep 23)
  • $253B for Medicare prescriptions & subsidized premiums. (Sep 6)
  • 1997 Medicare cuts went too far-put back $339B. (Aug 31)
  • Health Care Trust Fund to expand coverage. (Jun 14)
  • $300B over 15 years to keep Medicare solvent. (Mar 1)

    Patient Rights

  • Patient Rights: power to doctors; right of appeal. (Oct 17)
  • Supports Dingell-Norwell Patient Bill of Rights. (Oct 17)
  • Encourage competition, ensure choice, stop abuses. (Sep 23)
  • Private medical information should not be bought and sold. (Sep 19)
  • Enforce HMO coverage of women’s cancer treatment. (Sep 18)
  • Patients have right to more access, protection, recourse. (Jul 11)
  • 25% tax credit for health insurance; HMO appeals. (Mar 14)
  • Patient rights: emergency coverage & performance disclosure. (Jan 8)
  • Patients and doctors should decide who gets what care. (Oct 1999)
David McReynolds on Health Care
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  • Single payer system for all basic health needs. (Sep 1999)
Dick Cheney on Health Care
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  • Limit federal role in health care. (Aug 15)
  • Prescription drug benefits for Medicare recipients. (Jul 26)
  • Fund Medicare psychologists; self-employees; & organ donors. (Jan 1989)
  • Require HMO registration & AIDS testing. (Jan 1988)
  • Voted against 1979 hospital cost control plan. (Jan 1979)
Ezola Foster on Health Care
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  • Portable and private affordable Medicare solutions. (Aug 29)
George W. Bush on Health Care
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  • Claims that he supported patient rights in Texas is false. (Oct 18)
  • Absolutely opposed to a national health care plan. (Oct 17)
  • Give states money to help poor seniors buy medicine. (Oct 17)
  • Medical Savings Accounts part of affordable access & choice. (Oct 11)
  • Claims of immediate help are only true for poorer families. (Oct 11)
  • Invest $27B in NIH to cure Alzheimer’s & other diseases. (Sep 22)
  • Blueprint: Senior choice; Rx benefit; tax breaks. (Sep 17)
  • Government HMOs not the answer for Social Security. (Sep 11)
  • More funding for disability assistance. (Jun 15)
  • Family Health Credit: pay for 90% of basic low-income policy. (Apr 13)
  • $3.6B for 1,200 new community health centers. (Apr 13)
  • Expand and Reform Medical Savings Accounts:. (Apr 11)
  • Opposes doctor assisted suicide. (Apr 2)
  • Restrict teenage smoking by tough state & federal laws. (Mar 22)
  • Health insurance for kids from tobacco settlement. (Jun 1999)

    Insurance coverage

  • Ask “are we getting health care?” not “are we uninsured?”. (Oct 17)
  • Link small businesses together in large insurance pools. (Oct 11)
  • Texas spent $4.7B on uninsured & covered 110,000 kids. (Oct 11)
  • $4.7B for uninsured children in Texas; 1.4M still uninsured. (Oct 11)
  • Cover 3 million uninsured at a 10-year cost of $135 billion. (Sep 30)
  • Small business health insurance via trade associations. (Apr 13)
  • More CHIPs; more multistate HMOs. (Apr 13)
  • New Prosperity Initiative: $2,000 health ins. tax credit. (Apr 11)

    Medicare & Medicaid

  • Gore’s plan is “Mediscare”; hasn’t helped for 8 years. (Oct 3)
  • Medicare Rx plan: immediate help, then senior choice. (Oct 3)
  • Cap senior prescription costs at $6,000 per year. (Sep 6)
  • $158B for Medicare prescriptions & subsidized premiums. (Sep 6)
  • Choice of Medicare, free equivalent, or adding own $. (Sep 5)
  • Second bill to Congress: $48B for immediate Rx help. (Sep 5)
  • All seniors entitled to Medicare; poor seniors subsidized. (Sep 5)
  • $7.4B for nursing home insurance via tax deductions. (May 11)
  • Medicare Rx drug coverage for low-income seniors. (Mar 1)
  • Replace 132,000-page Medicare document with senior choice. (Jan 16)

    Patient Rights

  • Patient Rights: No gatekeepers for gynecologists. (Oct 17)
  • Patient Bill of Rights, but not Dingell-Norwell. (Oct 17)
  • Give seniors choice, not bureaucrats; give incentives too. (Sep 5)
  • Use Texas model for Bill of Rights: access; choice; appeals. (Aug 31)
  • Health care access via empowerment, not nationalizing. (Apr 13)
  • Private alternatives & state reforms come first. (Apr 2)
  • HMOs should cover emergency room; & gynecology directly. (Mar 14)
  • Create Review Board to hear HMO complaints. (Dec 1999)
Harry Browne on Health Care
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  • Patient Rights only needed because of govt HMO subsidies. (Sep 9)
  • Assisted suicide is a state issue, not federal. (Aug 9)
  • Encourage AIDS cure by getting govt out of AIDS research. (Jul 7)
  • Get government out of health care & costs will plummet. (Jan 13)
  • Prescription rules should be controlled by states, not FDA. (Aug 1999)
  • FDA has caused needless deaths by delaying medications. (Aug 1999)
  • Doctors & insurers should regulate drugs, not FDA. (Aug 1999)
  • Against tobacco lawsuits funding more health programs. (Mar 1999)
  • Abolish FDA; get govt out of health care. (May 1996)
  • Medicare has caused higher health costs. (Jul 1995)
  • 1992 Health Plan all about coercion, not compassion. (Jul 1995)
  • Government can improve health care by getting out of it. (Jul 1995)
Howard Phillips on Health Care
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  • Federal govt out of health care. (Jan 13)
John Hagelin on Health Care
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  • 80% reimbursement for Medicare prescriptions. (Sep 8)
  • 100% reimbursement for preventive health care. (Sep 8)
  • Unhealthy habits cause most deaths--focus on prevention. (Apr 1)
  • More prevention, more patient rights, less malpractice. (Jan 13)
  • Cut costs via prevention; allow more Medicare choice. (Jan 13)
  • Switch from disease care to preventive health care. (Sep 1999)
  • Cost-effective meditation bargain for taxpayer. (Oct 1996)
Joseph Lieberman on Health Care
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  • Texas slow to register kids in federal health insurance. (Sep 9)
  • Patient Bill of Rights: access; choice; privacy; appeals. (Aug 31)
  • Voted to cut Medicare & raise age; now would not. (Aug 31)
  • Health insurance for every American child. (Aug 16)
  • Supports health insurance industry (based in Hartford CT). (Aug 8)
  • Limited lawsuits against HMOs and automakers. (Jan 1)
Pat Buchanan on Health Care
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  • Self-finance Medicare by self-investing. (Jan 1)
  • Against national health system & federal takeover. (Nov 1999)
  • Supports catastrophic health insurance, privately paid. (Nov 1999)
  • Abolish euthanasia; fight “Culture of Death”. (May 1999)
Ralph Nader on Health Care
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  • Enforce fair drug prices if sponsored by govt research. (Oct 9)
  • Medicare prescriptions covered under universal health care. (Sep 8)
  • Price restraints on drugs; limit profiteering. (Sep 8)
  • Opposes assisted suicide laws for terminally ill. (Aug 25)
  • Cradle-to-grave health care better than Clinton’s plan. (Jul 11)
  • Use Canadian system as a model for US. (May 3)
  • Health care is a universal human right. (May 3)
  • Recast health care in a non-profit mode. (Mar 21)
  • Keep commercialism out of maternity wards. (Aug 1999)
  • Make medicines affordable in Third World. (Jul 1999)
  • Challenge the monetization of HMOs. (Jul 1999)
  • HMO review procedures must be independent of HMOs. (Jul 1999)
  • HMO plan: accountability, doctor-driven, independent review. (Jul 1999)
  • Criticizes “sweetheart deal” for big tobacco. (Nov 1998)
  • Let FDA regulate nicotine as an addictive drug. (Mar 1996)
  • Tobacco is the world’s worst air pollutant. (Oct 1994)
Winona LaDuke on Health Care
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  • Moms know we need an affordable health care system. (May 23)
  • Aid to families is sacrificed in favor of military aid. (May 23)


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