Ned Lamont on Health Care
Health care is a fundamental right of every American
|A shared approach to providing health care coverage|
Health care is a fundamental right of every American, and our government should ensure it for all. We need universal care in this country. Senator Lieberman has never supported universal
health care, and that is absolutely wrong. As a start, I believe employers should be required to pay their fair share for insurance for all full-time employees. The federal government must provide subsidies to those who can not afford health care.
Source: 2006 AARP Senate candidate questionnaire
, Sep 29, 2006
|An annual limit on federal Medicare spending|
Why hasnít Lieberman ever signed onto universal healthcare?
Q: Sen. Lieberman has labeled you during the course of this campaign as a closet Republican, and that you are far left. How do you perceive yourself there?
A: Either Iím far left or Iím too cozy with the Republicans, but itís a little difficult to be
both. I think these are all distractions from the issues that people care about. What people want to know is how come Sen. Lieberman in 18 years in the Senate has never signed onto a bill that provides universal health care for each and every American?
Source: 2006 Connecticut Democratic Senate Primary debate
, Jul 6, 2006
Business-required, federally-subsidized insurance pool
Employers should be required to pay their fair share for insurance for all full-time employees, and that all uninsured children must be covered. The federal government must provide subsidies to those who can not afford health care and help small
employers buy into a pool to reduce costs and protect against catastrophic expenses. We have not made universal healthcare affordable and available to all Americans. This must change. A basic health benefit is the right of every American.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, www.NedLamont.com
, May 2, 2006
Move towards making affordable, universal coverage a right
Q. As a businessman, why would you support universal health care? Would you favor a Canadian-style system, or something different?
A: Healthcare premiums in Connecticut are up about 56% over the last five years while wages are up about 14%;
America pays about 50% more per capita in healthcare costs than our international competitors; our employer based healthcare system is putting more and more of the cost upon the employee; healthcare costs are eating up more and more
of the federal and state budgets. Our country has to move towards fundamental healthcare reform which makes affordable, universal coverage a right for all citizens, with a funding mechanism that reduces the cost to employers
who are trying to compete worldwide and keep good paying jobs in this country (thatís one reason business folks in this country want healthcare reform back on the American agenda).
Source: CT Local Politics blogspot, ďSix Questions for Ned LamontĒ
, Jan 17, 2006
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