State of Arkansas secondary Archives: on Health Care

Nathan LaFrance: Completely repeal ObamaCare

Q: Do you support or oppose expanding ObamaCare?

A: Strongly Oppose: I will vote to completely repeal Obama Care.

Source: Email interview on 2014 AR Senate race with OnTheIssues Sep 24, 2014

Mark Swaney: ObamaCare is ok, but national health insurance is better

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

A: I support the ACA as being better than nothing, however, the ACA is a poor substitute for the only solution to the increasing expense of medicine--and that is, National Health Insurance.

Source: E-mail interview on 2014 AR Senate race with Aug 20, 2014

Frank Gilbert: Providing insurance not a proper function of government

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

A: Strongly Oppose. Providing insurance, subsidizing insurance or blocking insurance are not proper functions of government under our constitution.

Source: Email interview for 2014 AR Governor's race with OnTheIssues Aug 6, 2014

Mike Huckabee: Guaranteed medical care not government’s responsibility

Source: 2002 AR Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2002

Mike Huckabee: No additional AIDS spending; cancer & vascular victims first

At the present time, the per capita federal spending on AIDS is $15,450. That compares with $285 spent per capita on cancer victims, $33 per capita spent for victims of heart and vascular diseases, and $25 per capita spent on victims of diabetes. In light of the extraordinary funds already being given for AIDS research, it does not seem that additional Federal spending can be justified.
Source: Associated Press Questionnaire for AR Senate Debate Nov 1, 1992

Mike Huckabee: Ban smoking in all public places

As a long-time sufferer from extremely sensitive allergies to tobacco smoke (I take an allergy shot each week for this condition), I would like to see smoking banned in public places, or at least a requirement that smoking cannot take place when it would infringe upon the clean air of nonsmokers. For some of us, it is not a mere nuisance--it represents a very definite health threat. It should not be appropriate to indiscriminately blow toxic smoke on other people.
Source: Associated Press Questionnaire for AR Senate Debate Nov 1, 1992

Mike Huckabee: Isolate carriers of this plague of AIDS

If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague.
Source: Associated Press Questionnaire for AR Senate Debate Nov 1, 1992

Mike Huckabee: Supports consumer-driven “medical IRA” with tax-free money

The proposal which would give people an opportunity to have a “medical IRA” in which tax-free money could earn interest to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses, and the principal be used to purchase a catastrophic health insurance program, should be examined. Overall, I believe that the key is to create a more consumer-driven., less regulated situation.
Source: Responses to Associated Press Questionnaire for AR Senate Nov 1, 1992

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