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Jaime Harrison on Health Care

 

 


COVID: Put blame on how we handled it, I take it seriously

Q: How has politicization of the virus damaged our response?

Graham: President Wilson got the Spanish flu right after World War I, and we live in such unusual times I doubt if anybody yet attacked him. All I can say is that the virus is a problem that came out of China, not Trump Tower. The one thing I want people to know is that the virus is serious, but we have to move on as a nation. When a military member gets infected, you don't shut down the whole unit.

Harrison: We shouldn't blame the president. We shouldn't blame anybody for the inception of this disease. But where blame should come is how we handled this disease, whether or not we take it seriously. That's why I put this plexiglass up because it's not just about me, it's about the people in my life that I have to take care of, my two boys, my wife, my grandmother. We need to make sure we are addressing the issue here in South Carolina.

Source: 2020 South Carolina Senate debate (Rev.com transcript) , Oct 3, 2020

Lower access to care "ripping a heart out of a community"

Harrison estimates that roughly 250,000 South Carolinians don't have healthcare, in part because, he says, Graham chose to reject Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare. "This is a state where two years ago, 14 out of the 46 counties had no OBGYNs," Harrison reports. "This is a state in which we've had four rural hospitals that have closed over the past few years." Harrison insists the declining access to care has been like "ripping a heart out of a community."
Source: Essence Magazine on 2020 South Carolina Senate race , May 26, 2020

Improve access to health care for poor, rural communities

Jaime knows first-hand how hard it can be to access medical care when you're from a poor, rural community. That means lowering the cost of healthcare for those who already pay too much, extending healthcare to those who cannot afford it, making sure the health care all South Carolinians get is high quality and covers all services the services they actually need, lowering prescription drug prices, protecting people with pre-existing conditions, and stopping the closure of rural hospitals.
Source: 2020 S.C. Senate campaign website, JaimeHarrison.com , Dec 12, 2019

Opposes work requirements for Medicaid recipients

"I am disappointed by the Governor's decision today and Sen. Graham's support of work requirements geared to ripping away healthcare from over 14,000 South Carolinians," Harrison said. "We should be delivering solutions that increase access to affordable, quality care instead of playing political games with the health of poor residents of the Palmetto State. South Carolinians deserve better than this."
Source: 2020 S.C. Senate campaign website, JaimeHarrison.com , Dec 12, 2019

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