State of North Carolina Archives: on Health Care

Sandy Smith: Strongly oppose ObamaCare

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

A: Strongly Oppose

Source: interview of 2020 N.C. Senate candidates Jul 21, 2019

Paul Wright: Defund ObamaCare; return freedom to choose doctors

The Senate must defund ObamaCare, not merely tweak it. Return freedom to choose our own doctors, nurses & care givers.
Source: 2016 Campaign website for N.C. Senate, Nov 11, 2015

Pat McCrory: Healthy NC reform: controls costs & incentivizes providers

And the fourth focus will be healthcare. Our customer-first philosophy must translate into a "Patients First" philosophy for healthcare, as well. We hear from patients that health care is too hard to navigate.

Our reform plan--under our Healthy NC initiative--was developed in partnership with doctors, patients and healthcare providers across the state. This is physician-led reform. As part of this plan healthcare providers will share in the responsibility for reducing costs by avoiding unnecessary use of services and working to keep people healthy and out of the emergency room.

Our Healthy NC reform plan puts patients first and controls costs for taxpayers, and incentivizes health care providers to coordinate care. North Carolina's health care community has a long history of solving problems. Let's empower them to keep us healthy, and continue to make North Carolina an excellent place to practice medicine and produce new discoveries in treatment.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 N.C. Legislature Feb 4, 2015

Pat McCrory: Reform Medicaid based on NC plan, not DC plan

Now last session, we came close to passing Medicaid reform, but progress stalled on the 1-yard-line. Let's not take another pass this year. Let's run it up the middle and win a victory for families across North Carolina. As we review continue to review health care options for the uninsured, we are exploring North Carolina-based options that will help those who can't help themselves, and encourage those who can. If we bring a proposal to cover the uninsured, it will protect North Carolina taxpayers. And any plan will require personal and financial responsibility from those who would be covered. I will only recommend a North Carolina--not a Washington-- plan, so that we can put patients first!
Source: State of the State address to 2015 N.C. Legislature Feb 4, 2015

David Rouzer: Even before ObamaCare, too much intervention in healthcare

President Obama's new health care law must be repealed. It is having a chilling effect on job growth. Fewer jobs & fewer doctors is not a good combination for our health care system! In fact, it simply means that health care costs will grow even faster. The result: the wealthy will be flying to India and other countries for health care. The rest of us will be in long lines hoping for the best.

There is no question that our health care system needs to be reformed. Even before ObamaCare, we had too much government intervention and control--the very reason why health care costs continue to increase at exponential rates. This is one of the primary threats to long-term economic growth in this country. Increased health care costs not only hurt working families, but it is putting a major pinch on all taxpayers in the form of the increasing cost of Medicare and Medicaid. The healthcare system needs to be reformed significantly and soon in order to bring down the cost of individual health care.

Source: 2014 N.C. House campaign website, Oct 10, 2014

Alma Adams: ObamaCare has moved us further in the right direction

Everyone should have access to affordable, quality health care. The Affordable Care Act has moved us further in that direction. Alma Adams supports prohibiting insurance companies denying coverage for preexisting conditions. She also supports allowing children to remain on their parents' insurance policy until the age of 26.

The focus on preventive care services is vital to improving our health as well as lowering medical bills. Alma encourages routine check-ups, and she supports a no-copay policy for regular preventative care services.

Preventative care for women is certainly important to Alma. She supports increasing access to women's health clinics to provide mammograms, cervical screenings, other preventative services, and family planning.

Source: 2014 N.C. House campaign website, Aug 31, 2014

Sean Haugh: Guaranteeing medical care is not a government responsibility

Source: 2004 N.C. Congressional National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

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