Woody Myers on Health Care



Make it easier to enroll in Medicaid, Obamacare

Q: Support Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare?

Woody Myers: Yes. Supports ACA. Wants to expand access to Medicaid and "make it easier for Hoosiers to enroll in Indiana Medicaid and Indiana Obamacare."

Eric Holcomb: Mixed. Continue state Medicaid expansion, but backed House bill that would have cut Medicaid spending. Favors "repealing and replacing Obamacare."

Source: CampusElect survey on 2020 Indiana Gubernatorial race , Nov 3, 2020

Now is the time to put a doctor in the Governor's Office

Increasing health care costs are a drag on Indiana's economy and put a strain on household budgets. It's time we fix these problems. We can address our high rate of chronic disease through less costly measures focused on prevention. We can reduce maternal and infant mortality through better education and access to health care. We can keep the public safe and healthy during a public health crisis, with better management and planning. Now is the time to put a doctor in the Governor's Office.
Source: 2020 Indiana governor campaign website DrWoodyMyers.com , Mar 25, 2020

Would not trade our system for Canada's or England's

As far as healthcare, he vehemently expressed support for the current system in a 2008 interview with Indiana journalist Brian Howey. "My conclusion is I would not trade our system for any system, anywhere else in the world, including Canada (and) England," he said then.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press on 2020 Indiana governor race , Mar 2, 2020

Controversial & brief tenure as NYC Health Commissioner

There's one job Myers doesn't highlight in his campaign literature: his short, tumultuous tenure as New York City Health Commissioner. According to the New York Times, then-Mayor David Dinkins appointed Myers to the job in 1990, just after he left Indiana. Ana Dumois, executive director of the Community Family Planning Council, told the Times that Myers was "aloof" and in over his head. Citing family health problems, Myers resigned on May 28, 1991.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press on 2020 Indiana governor race , Mar 2, 2020

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Pete Buttigieg
IN Senatorial:
Andrew Straw
Baron Hill
Brian Bosma
Eric Holcomb
Evan Bayh
Joe Donnelly
Luke Messer
Mark Hurt
Marlin Stutzman
Mike Braun
Todd Rokita
Todd Young

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D) vs.Murray(R) vs.Bonini(C)
IN: Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R) vs.Pisano(C)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R) vs.Peterson(D)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R) vs.Culp(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D) vs.Salango(D)
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