State of Mississippi secondary Archives: on Health Care


Chris McDaniel: I WILL support & vote for the full repeal of ObamaCare

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

Mike Espy (D): Support. Protect while expanding mental health & prescription drug coverage & offering preventive services without cost-sharing.

Cindy Hyde-Smith (R): Repeal ObamaCare. Help families afford health insurance coverage without expanding government role.

Chris McDaniel (R): Repeal. "I WILL support & vote for the full repeal of ObamaCare."

Source: 2018 CampusElect Guide on MS Senate Special Election Oct 9, 2018

Mike Espy: Expand mental healthcare; ObamaCare; and Medicaid

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

Mike Espy (D): Support. Protect while expanding mental health & prescription drug coverage & offering preventive services without cost-sharing.

Cindy Hyde-Smith (R): Repeal ObamaCare. Help families afford health insurance coverage without expanding government role.

Chris McDaniel (R): Repeal. "I WILL support & vote for the full repeal of ObamaCare."

Q: Require people to work to receive Medicaid?

Mike Espy (D): No. "Mississippians should have full access." Expand funding of Medicaid & CHIP.

Cindy Hyde-Smith (R): Unclear. Support Farm Bill amendment adding a work requirement to food stamp programs.

Chris McDaniel (R): Probable yes, though no Medicaid mention. "I WILL support & vote for work requirements for welfare recipients."

Source: 2018 CampusElect Guide on MS Senate Special Election Oct 9, 2018

David Baria: ObamaCare should be expanded to reach everyone

With the passage of the ACA, millions of Americans received health coverage for the first time. We need to improve this plan not weaken it. I will support efforts to deliver better health care to underserved Americans including better options and facilities in rural Mississippi and protection for those with preexisting conditions. I will also look for opportunities to provide affordable plans to working families who don't have coverage and make too much to qualify for Medicaid.
Source: 2018 MS Senate campaign website, BariaForMississippi.com Jun 26, 2018

Mike Espy: Our farming, food, & health policies need to be aligned

Government programs that have benefitted those who grow food and those who process it haven't necessarily benefitted those who eat it, said Mike Espy, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

"We are eating ourselves to death," said Espy, who said adults, including himself, don't easily grow out of lard-laced, sugar-spiked childhoods. One reason for this dietetic disaster, he said, is the fact that, in the United States "neither [farm policy nor food policy] has anything to do with health policy."

Source: U.Miss. Medical Center on 2018 MS Senate Special Election Sep 8, 2016

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2020 Presidential contenders on Health Care:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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