State of Pennsylvania secondary Archives: on Health Care


Lou Barletta: Protected volunteer firefighters from ObamaCare

Named "Legislator of the Year" by the National Volunteer Fire Council for protecting volunteer fire companies from ObamaCare regulations, costs and penalties that would have crippled them. In Pennsylvania, 97 percent of all fire companies depend either entirely or mostly on volunteers. ObamaCare's threat to volunteer fire companies represented an unacceptable threat to public safety, and the House agreed by passing Lou's Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act.
Source: 2018 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial website LouBarletta.com

Val Arkoosh: Led national physician's coalition for reform

Val came to find that so often, the issues most impacting her patients were things happening outside the exam room. These tragedies motivated Val to take action, and she pursued her Master of Public Health and soon became a vocal advocate for comprehensive healthcare reform at the national level. During the fight for the Affordable Care Act, Val led a national nonprofit organization of physicians who joined a broad-based coalition for reform.
Source: Emily's List 2022 Pennsylvania Senate endorsements Jul 25, 2021

Malcolm Kenyatta: Healthcare is not a privilege but a right

Healthcare is not a privilege but a right. Every Pennsylvanian deserves the right to have a healthcare plan that meets their needs: whether it be the treatment of a preexisting condition or in the unfortunate event of a health emergency. Pennsylvanians also should not be forced into deciding on having to spend their money on food or to buy their prescription medication, as so many folks are forced to do.
Source: 2021 Pennsylvania Senate campaign website MalcolmForPA.com Mar 4, 2021

John Fetterman: Supports single-payer health care

Fetterman is a leftist who's been endorsed by Bernie Sanders; in a 2018 profile, the Washington Post wrote that Fetterman was "pro-marijuana before it was mainstream; risked impeachment from his mayoral office by officiating a same-sex wedding before it was legal; [and] supports single-payer health care." He's not all liberal hero: He's a gun owner and has been criticized for supporting some fracking in Pennsylvania.
Source: Slate blog on 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race Nov 7, 2020

Shiva Ayyadurai: Coronavirus: diet & vitamins better defense than masks

Shiva Ayyadurai says the cloth and surgical masks most of us wear are too porous to stop the virus. He says we'd be better off strengthening our immune systems with good diets, time outside (for vitamin D), and, if necessary, vitamins. In a video, Ayyadurai also said that masks are antisocial and hamper relationships that strengthen
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer on 2020 Pennsylvania Senate race Jun 23, 2020

Scott Wagner: Repeal ObamaCare; add work requirement for Medicaid

Q: Support or Repeal ACA, aka ObamaCare? Accept ACA's Medicaid expansion to subsidize low-income participants?

Scott Wagner (R): Repeal. Would repeal ACA & roll back Medicaid expansion.

Tom Wolf (D): Support & expand ACA. Expanding healthcare is good for the economy & creates jobs. Accepted Medicaid expansion for PA.

Q: Require people to work to receive Medicaid?

Wagner: Yes. Will incentivize people to work & get healthcare from their employers.

Wolf: No. Vetoed a work requirement bill.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide: Pennsylvania Governor race Oct 9, 2018

Tom Wolf: Expand ObamaCare; no work requirement for Medicaid

Q: Support or Repeal ACA, aka ObamaCare? Accept ACA's Medicaid expansion to subsidize low-income participants?

Scott Wagner (R): Repeal. Would repeal ACA & roll back Medicaid expansion.

Tom Wolf (D): Support & expand ACA. Expanding healthcare is good for the economy & creates jobs. Accepted Medicaid expansion for PA.

Q: Require people to work to receive Medicaid?

Wagner: Yes. Will incentivize people to work & get healthcare from their employers.

Wolf: No. Vetoed a work requirement bill.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide: Pennsylvania Governor race Oct 9, 2018

Ken Krawchuk: Oppose ObamaCare

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Expand ObamaCare"?

A: Oppose. Obamacare quadrupled my medical insurance premium in two years while dramatically reducing my choices. (Not a state issue)

Source: OnTheIssues interview: 2018 Pennsylvania Governor candidate May 18, 2018

Scott Wagner: Roll back Medicaid expansion and repeal Obamacare

Today we'll look at how Scott Wagner as governor would roll back health care coverage for Pennsylvanians.
Source: PADems.com press release on 2018 Pennsylvania Governor race May 8, 2018

Rick Saccone: Free-market principles instead of ObamaCare

Under ObamaCare, health insurance has become unaffordable. Rick Saccone will utilize free-market principles to fix our healthcare crisis.
Source: 2018 Pennsylvania Senate campaign website RickSaccone.com Feb 3, 2018

Brendan Boyle: Push to create a public option for insurance

In Congress I will join the push to create a "Public Option" for health care. I believe it builds on the health care reform legislation by creating more competition, lowering costs and it provides a great way to bring down the deficit. In fact the Congressional Budget Office has estimated that a public option could save as much as twenty five billion dollars over ten years.
Source: 2014 Pennsylvania House campaign website, VoteBoyle.com Oct 10, 2014

Tom Wolf: Expanding health care is good for economy & creates jobs

One of the fundamental topics that have often gone missing from the current health care debates in Harrisburg is job growth. As indecision and inaction have dominated discussions, the Corbett administration has ignored the fact that implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of the state's Medicaid program provides an unprecedented opportunity to give more than 500,000 currently uninsured, middle and low-income Pennsylvanians access to affordable health care. Expanding health care to hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians and their families is not just the right thing to do; it's good for the economy and will create jobs.

So, Medicaid expansion would do much more than give many Pennsylvanians an opportunity to gain health insurance coverage: It will provide a much needed economic stimulus to the state.

Source: 2014 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial campaign website, WolfForPA Sep 1, 2014

Tom Wolf: Scrap "Healthy PA" subsidizing private insurance coverage

All four Democratic candidates would scrap Gov. Tom Corbett's "Healthy PA" plan that subsidizes private insurance coverage and instead expand Medicaid coverage under the 2010 federal health care law. They would also set up a Pennsylvania-run insurance exchange rather than the federally run insurance exchange Corbett chose.
Source: The Patriot News on 2014 Pennsylvania governor debate May 10, 2014

Ed Rendell: Will not reduce Medical Assistance coverage

I will not reduce the number of Pennsylvanians who receive health care coverage through state Medical Assistance. Our budget makes use of a number of non-recurring revenue adjustments, not to the degree that some have suggested, but as far as the limits of prudent budgeting will allow. We use these revenue sources now because we must - the simple fact is that without these adjustments we would have been forced to cut tens of thousands of our most vulnerable citizens from Medical Assistance.
Source: Budget Address to Pennsylvania General Assembly Mar 4, 2003

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