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David Perdue on Health Care

 

 


Repeal fining poor because they can't afford ObamaCare

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

Perdue: No. Voted to repeal ACA. "The poorest among us will continue to be fined because they can't afford ObamaCare."

Ossoff: Yes. Will "work to improve [ACA], not repeal it, so we can make affordable insurance and quality care available to all Americans."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

COVID: We've done everything we could

Q: Your opinion on COVID response?

Perdue: Trump and Pence are "taking the coronavirus very seriously." "We've done everything we could." Trump "has taken unprecedented action to protect the American people; now we're working to safely reopen [and] help small businesses continue to weather this crisis."

Ossoff: "Tens of millions are losing jobs, essential workers are underpaid, under-protected and underinsured [while] help for ordinary people and smaller firms has been meager and slow."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

Market based solutions, crack down on fraud in Medicare

We need lower prescription drug costs, and increased access to health care through market-based solutions that increase competition--not government controls that have never really worked. I believe that increasing transparency and cracking down on fraud in Medicare would improve the program's long-term viability. We need to guarantee coverage for preexisting conditions and protect seniors from surprise medical bills.
Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Oct 8, 2020

Incentivize drug manufacturers to lower prices

The cost of prescription drugs is one of the biggest drivers of healthcare costs in America. I've put forward plans that would incentivize drug manufacturers to offer their products at a lower cost and address inefficiencies in the drug market supply chain. I've also fought for legislation that would require pharmacists to disclose fees and price concessions they use for Medicare Part D. All Americans, and especially our seniors, deserve transparency at the pharmacy counter.
Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Oct 8, 2020

Invest in equipping vulnerable populations

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 and we need to take special measures to ensure their safety. The CARES Act made sure that PPE shortages for long-term care facilities were addressed and passed billions of dollars in funding for our providers to care for our seniors who'd become infected. We expanded telehealth and home health flexibilities. It's vital that we make sure we continue our investment in equipping vulnerable populations not just now but for future crises as well.
Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Oct 8, 2020

Coronavirus numbers projected were supposed to be much worse

JON OSSOFF [off camera]: I'm Jon Ossoff and I approve this message.

IMAGE ONSCREEN: Still photos of Pres. Trump superimposed with Senator Perdue, with a moving graph and count of "Coronavirus Deaths in the US" from January to July.

TRUMP: In terms of cases, it's very, very few.

PERDUE: Very, very few people have been exposed to it."

IMAGE: Chart at 7 deaths in February.

TRUMP: The risk to the American people remains very low.

PERDUE: The risk of this virus still remains low.

IMAGE: Chart at 34 deaths

TRUMP: We've had flus before

PERDUE: We've had ordinary flu seasons with more deaths

IMAGE: Chart at 11,455 deaths

TRUMP: Those numbers are nowhere near what was projected.

PERDUE: The numbers projected were supposed to be much worse.

IMAGE: Chart at 97,592 deaths

TRUMP: It's going very well.

PERDUE: It's going very well.

IMAGE: Chart at 141,870 deaths

VOICEOVER: David Perdue ignored the medical experts; downplayed the crisis; and left us unprepared.

Source: OnTheIssues transcript AdWatch on 2020 GA Senate race , Jul 27, 2020

Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility

Question topic: It is the government's responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Perdue: Strongly Disagree

Question topic: The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) should be repealed by Congress.

Perdue: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Georgia Senate race , Sep 30, 2014

Responsible thing to do: fix ObamaCare; don't repeal it

A spokesman for Perdue's campaign said that there was no conflict in Perdue's previous support for the idea of a federal health care law and his current opposition to ObamaCare. "David supports the full repeal of ObamaCare," the spokesman said. "However, he along with many other Republicans recognize that there are issues that must be addressed at the federal level. For example, Georgia Congressman Dr. Tom Price has a great patient-centered alternative to replace ObamaCare."

Rep. Jack Kingston drew criticism from conservatives after he said Republicans should improve, rather than repeal, the Affordable Care Act: "A lot of conservatives say, 'Nah, let's just step back and let this thing fall to pieces on its own.' But I don't think that's always the responsible thing to do," Kingston said. "I think we need to be looking for things that improve health care overall for all of us. And if there is something in ObamaCare, we need to know about it." Kingston later said his comments had been misinterpreted

Source: Huffington Post on 2014 Georgia Senate race , Mar 10, 2014

ObamaCare reduces quality of health care and increase costs

ObamaCare is an overreaching federal program that will actually reduce the quality of health care and increase costs. Potentially worse, it has already been shown to be a deterrent to full-time job creation. The consequences of politicians passing a massive bill without reading it continue to emerge. We need to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with more affordable free market solutions.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, perduesenate.com, "Issues" , Jul 25, 2013

Anti-ObamaCare, according to PVS survey.

Perdue supports the PVS survey question on ObamaCare

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("ObamaCare")?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 20PVS-5 on Sep 9, 2020

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