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Gwen Graham on Health Care

 

 


Apply ObamaCare to full-time workers, not 30 hours per week

Graham campaigned and served as a centrist, nonpartisan congresswoman. She worked hard not to allow Republicans to associate her with the Affordable Care Act. "Both parties got it wrong," she said in a TV ad during her campaign against U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland in 2014. "Democrats bit off more than they could chew, while Republicans and Congressman Southerland voted over 50 times to let insurance companies keep charging too much and denying you care."

She was one of a dozen Democrats to vote for the 2015 Save American Workers Act that would have raised ObamaCare's definition of a full-time employee from 30 hours a week to 40. Graham was one of two freshman Democrats to co-sponsor that bill, which Obama vowed to veto and the Congressional Budget Office said would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 500,000 and push more people out of employer-based coverage.

Source: Tampa Bay Times on 2018 Florida gubernatorial race , Apr 4, 2017

Quality rural healthcare is vital; fix ObamaCare

Access to quality healthcare is vital for people to have the chance to lead successful and fulfilling lives. We have world-class health centers in the Second Congressional District, but we still have problems providing affordable care to our rural communities that have struggled to keep up with all of the mandates from Washington.

We should be focused on cutting costs and working to fix the problems in the Affordable Care Act to better serve patients. There were many important protections included in the law like preventing discrimination based on gender or preexisting conditions and increasing access to preventative care like breast cancer screenings, but the implementation of the law has been a disaster. The bottom line: Republicans are only focused on totally repealing the law, and Democrats are refusing to make the changes North Florida needs.

Source: 2014 Florida House campaign website, GwenGraham.com , Nov 4, 2014

Opposes repealing Obamacare.

Graham opposes the CC survey question on repealing ObamaCare

CC.org's self-description: "The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The Coalition is a political organization, made up of pro-family Americans who care deeply about ensuring that government serves to strengthen and preserve, rather than threaten, our families and our values. To that end, we work continuously to identify, educate and mobilize Christians for effective political action." The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Repealing healthcare law (Obamacare) that forces citizens to buy insurance or pay a tax'

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 14-CC-Q5 on Aug 15, 2014

Opposes repealing Obamacare.

Graham opposes the F2A survey question on repealing ObamaCare

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The F2A survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?'

Source: Faith2Action Survey 14-F2A-Q5 on Sep 30, 2014

Opposes repealing Obamacare.

Graham opposes the PVS survey question on repealing ObamaCare

Project VoteSmart infers summary responses from campaign statements and news reports The PVS survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?'

Source: Project VoteSmart Inferred Survey 14-PVS-q5 on Sep 30, 2014

2016-17 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Health Care: Gwen Graham on other issues:
FL Gubernatorial:
Alexander Snitker
Andrew Gillum
Charlie Crist
Rick Scott
FL Senatorial:
Bill Nelson

Newly-elected Democrats as of Jan.2017:
AZ-1:O`Halleran(D)
CA-17:Khanna(D)
CA-20:Panetta(D)
CA-24:Carbajal(D)
CA-44:Barragan(D)
CA-46:Correa(D)
DE-0:Rochester(D)
FL-5:Lawson(D)
FL-7:Murphy(D)
FL-9:Soto(D)
FL-10:Demings(D)
FL-13:Crist(D)
HI-1:Hanabusa(D)
IL-10:Schneider(D)
IL-8:Krishnamoorthi(D)
MD-4:Brown(D)
MD-8:Raskin(D)
NH-1:Shea-Porter(D)
NJ-5:Gottheimer(D)
NV-3:Rosen(D)
NV-4:Kihuen(D)
NY-3:Suozzi(D)
NY-13:Espaillat(D)
PA-2:Evans(D)
TX-15:Gonzalez(D)
VA-4:McEachin(D)
WA-7:Jayapal(D)
Newly-elected Republicans as of Jan.2017:
AZ-5:Biggs(R)
FL-1:Gaetz(R)
FL-2:Dunn(R)
FL-18:Mast(R)
FL-19:Rooney(R)
FL-4:Rutherford(R)
GA-3:Ferguson(R)
IN-3:Banks(R)
IN-9:Hollingsworth(R)
KS-1:Marshall(R)
KY-1:Comer(R)
MI-1:Bergman(R)
MI-10:Mitchell(R)
MN-2:Lewis(R)
NC-13:Budd(R)
NE-2:Bacon(R)
NY-19:Faso(R)
NY-22:Tenney(R)
PA-8:Fitzpatrick(R)
TN-8:Kustoff(R)
TX-19:Arrington(R)
VA-2:Taylor(R)
VA-5:Garrett(R)
WI-8:Gallagher(R)
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