OnTheIssuesLogo

Bradley Byrne on Health Care

 

 


Opposes the federal health care law

Source: Montgomery Advertiser, "Political comeback" , Dec 15, 2013

Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient.

Byrne voted YEA Full Repeal of ObamaCare

Heritage Action Summary: This vote would fully repeal ObamaCare.

Heritage Foundation recommendation to vote YES: (2/3/2015): ObamaCare creates $1.8 trillion in new health care spending and uses cuts to Medicare spending to help pay for some of it. Millions of Americans already have lost, and more likely will lose, their coverage because of ObamaCare. Many Americans have not been able to keep their doctors as insurers try to offset the added costs of ObamaCare by limiting the number of providers in their networks. In spite of the promise, the law increases the cost of health coverage.

Secretary of Labor Robert Reich recommendation to vote NO: (robertreich.org 11/22/2013): Having failed to defeat the Affordable Care Act, Republicans are now hell-bent on destroying the ObamaCare in Americans' minds, using the word "disaster" whenever mentioning the Act, and demand its repeal. Democrats [should] meet the Republican barrage with three larger truths:

  1. The wreck of private insurance: Ours has been the only healthcare system in the world designed to avoid sick people. For-profit insurers have spent billions finding and marketing their policies to healthy people--while rejecting people with preexisting conditions, or at high risk.
  2. We could not continue with this travesty of a healthcare system: ObamaCare is a modest solution. It still relies on private insurers--merely setting minimum standards and "exchanges" where customers can compare policies.
  3. The moral imperative: Even a clunky compromise like the ACA between a national system of health insurance and a for-profit insurance market depends, fundamentally, on a social compact in which those who are healthier and richer are willing to help those who are sicker and poorer. Such a social compact defines a society.

Legislative outcome: Passed House 239-186-8; never came to a vote in the Senate.

Source: Supreme Court case 15-H0132 argued on Feb 3, 2015

Other candidates on Health Care: Bradley Byrne on other issues:
AL Gubernatorial:
Chris Countryman
David Carrington
Kay Ivey
Parker Griffith
Robert Bentley
Stacy Lee George
Tommy Battle
Walt Maddox
AL Senatorial:
Arnold Mooney
Doug Jones
John Rogers
Luther Strange
Marcus Bowman
Richard Shelby
Ron Crumpton
Roy Moore
Tommy Tuberville

AL politicians
AL Archives
Senate races 2019-20:
AK: Sullivan(R,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
AL: Jones(D,incumbent) vs.Moore(R) vs.Mooney(R) vs.Rogers(D) vs.Tuberville(R) vs.Byrne(R)
AR: Cotton(R,incumbent) vs.Mahony(D)
AZ: McSally(R,incumbent) vs.Kelly(D)
CO: Gardner(R,incumbent) vs.Madden(D) vs.Baer(D) vs.Walsh(D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Romanoff(D)
DE: Coons(D,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
GA: Perdue(R,incumbent) vs.Tomlinson(D)
IA: Ernst(R,incumbent) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mauro(D)
ID: Risch(R,incumbent) vs.Harris(D)
IL: Durbin(D,incumbent) vs.Stava-Murray(D)
KS: Roberts(R,retiring) vs.LaTurner(R) vs.Wagle(R)
KY: McConnell(R,incumbent) vs.Morgan(R) vs.Cox(D)
LA: Cassidy(R,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)

MA: Markey(D,incumbent) vs.Liss-Riordan(D) vs.Ayyadurai(R)
ME: Collins(R,incumbent) vs.Sweet(D) vs.Gideon(D)
MI: Peters(D,incumbent) vs.James(R)
MN: Smith(D,incumbent) vs.Carlson(D)
MS: Hyde-Smith(R,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
MT: Daines(R,incumbent) vs.Collins(D)
NC: Tillis(R,incumbent) vs.Smith(D) vs.Mansfield(D) vs.mith(R)
NE: Sasse(R,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
NH: Shaheen(D,incumbent) vs.Martin(D)
NJ: Booker(D,incumbent) vs.Singh(R)
NM: Udall(D,retiring) vs.Clarkson(R) vs.Oliver(D) vs.Lujan(D)
OK: Inhofe(R,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
OR: Merkley(D,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
RI: Reed(D,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
SC: Graham(R,incumbent) vs.Tinubu(D) vs.Harrison(D)
SD: Rounds(R,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
TN: Alexander(R,incumbent) vs.Sethi(R) vs.Mackler(D)
TX: Cornyn(R,incumbent) vs.Hegar(D) vs.Hernandez(D)
VA: Warner(D,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
WV: Capito(R,incumbent) vs.Swearengin(D)
WY: Enzi(R,incumbent) vs.Ludwig(D)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Jobs
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare

Other Senators
Senate Votes (analysis)
Bill Sponsorships
Affiliations
Policy Reports
Group Ratings
 
Search for...





Page last updated: Jun 23, 2019