State of North Dakota secondary Archives: on Health Care


Shelley Lenz: COVID: Dismissing public health officials isn't working

Democrat Dr. Shelley Lenz says 422 Covid-19 related deaths and three state health directors resigning points to why Governor Doug Burgum's handling of the virus isn't going well.

"Pleading with the public while dismissing your public health officials is not getting the job done. Instead of a patchwork of political talking points, I presented a comprehensive non-partisan plan that brings us together," Lenz said.

Source: KVRR-Fargo on 2020 North Dakota Gubernatorial debate Oct 29, 2020

Shelley Lenz: COVID: Create crisis management structure to respond

If elected her first order of business would be to enact the Lenz-Vig Covid-19 Crisis Management Plan (named for herself and Lt. Governor candidate Ben Vig), which involves creating a crisis management structure to more efficiently respond to widespread threats like Covid-19. "The economy can't recover because we can't get the spread under control."
Source: The Story Exchange on 2020 North Dakota Gubernatorial race Oct 29, 2020

Heidi Heitkamp: Support ObamaCare, with improvements

Q: Support or Repeal Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as ObamaCare?

Kevin Cramer (R): Full repeal. "An insult to the Constitution & the conscience." Would require covering patients with pre-existing conditions but let insurance companies charge more for them.

Heidi Heitkamp (D): Support, but improve. "Everyone should have access to affordable, quality care," whatever pre-existing conditions. North Dakota families need the same quality care that helped her beat breast cancer.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on North Dakota Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Kevin Cramer: ObamaCare is an insult to the Constitution & the conscience

Q: Support or Repeal Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as ObamaCare?

Kevin Cramer (R): Full repeal. "An insult to the Constitution & the conscience." Would require covering patients with pre-existing conditions but let insurance companies charge more for them.

Heidi Heitkamp (D): Support, but improve. "Everyone should have access to affordable, quality care," whatever pre-existing conditions. North Dakota families need the same quality care that helped her beat breast cancer.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on North Dakota Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Dustin Peyer: 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

Eliot Glassheim: 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

Wayne Stenehjem: 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

Doug Burgum: Pledge to oppose Obamacare

MY PLEDGE
Source: 2016 North Dakota governor campaign website DougBurgum.com Feb 2, 2016

Jack Dalrymple: 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

Kevin Cramer: 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

Jack Dalrymple: 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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