State of North Dakota secondary Archives: on Health Care
Universal single-payer healthcare for all
I support a universal Single Payer Option and will be voting for laws that will respect Health Care as a Right. Proposals include:
Source: 2018 North Dakota Senatorial website PeyerForSenate.org
Oct 1, 2017
- A State Medicaid buy in option that will allow each citizen to purchase Medicaid.
A federal Medicare buy in option.
- Public healthcare pricing.
- End state line regulations on private insurance companies.
- Free market competition.
- Fighting for universal healthcare for all.
Don't repeal ObamaCare, but do improve it
Q: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("ObamaCare")?
A: No. Improvements needed.
Source: VoteSmart 2016 North Dakota Political Courage Test
Aug 8, 2016
Questioned ObamaCare on constitutionality & carve-outs
In the wake of the historic passage of President Barack Obama's health care reform legislation on Christmas Eve in 2009, Stenehjem announced that he was one of 10 Republican attorneys general questioning not only the constitutionality of a specific
controversial provision within the Senate version of the bill, but also exploring potential legal challenges to the measure as well.
The North Dakota attorney general said he was "participating in an inquiry about possible incentives offered to Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson to support a health care measure in the U.S. Senate." The arrangement, which garnered Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid the necessary 60 votes needed to pass the measure, gave Nebraska exemption from its share of the Medicaid expansion, "a carve out that is expected to cost the federal government $100 million over 10 years."
Source: Ballotpedia.org on 2016 North Dakota gubernatorial race
May 2, 2016
Pledge to oppose Obamacare
Source: 2016 North Dakota governor campaign website DougBurgum.com
Feb 2, 2016
- Cut Runaway Spending
- Reform Property Tax System
Support Term Limits
- Fight Politics-as usual
- Oppose Obamacare
- Create High-Paying-Jobs
Cutting benefits to those in need is not an option
Taking care of all our people is a fundamental responsibility we all share. The state must make up $93 million this biennium in reduced federal funding for Medicaid reimbursements. We must make up the loss with state funds because cutting benefits to
those in need of healthcare is not an option.
At the same time, we need to support nursing homes, health care providers, and providers serving people with developmental disabilities and mental illness.
Their costs of staffing and other expenses have gone up and it is very difficult for them to break even. We also must support our rural health clinics, our critical access hospitals and enhanced programs that care for our senior citizens in their homes.
Taking care of our own is what we do in North Dakota.
Source: North Dakota 2013 State of the State Address
Jan 8, 2013
ObamaCare is an insult to the constitution
Q: Should individuals be required to purchase health insurance, as mandated in the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
A: No. ObamaCare is an insult to the constitution and the conscience. We need a healthcare policy that puts decisions in the hands of
physicians and patients. We must apply market forces with competition and incentives to be healthy. Current policy incents people to be sick. We should also cap malpractice awards and get lawyers out of the medical profession.
Source: North Dakota Congressional 2012 Political Courage Test
Oct 30, 2012
Large funding increases for nursing homes & home-based care
It has been said that a society is best measured by the way it treats its most vulnerable. We have made that commitment in North Dakota for many years. Recently the legislature has rebased our formula and passed large funding increases for
nursing homes and home-based care. We have made great progress in the treatment of the mentally ill and developmentally disabled. We have increased substantially our support of children's health care.
Source: 2011 State of the State speech to North Dakota legislature
Jan 4, 2011
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