David Walters on Health Care

Support Medicare prescription drug benefit

It is time we modernized Medicare with a new prescription drug benefit. I don't ever want to see an elderly American get a prescription from their doctor, only to be forced to choose between meals and that medication.
Source: Campaign website, www.WaltersForSenate.com, "Issues" Sep 17, 2002

Set prices for Medicare prescriptions

Congress has failed to address the issue of cost. It's unnecessary for seniors in Oklahoma to have to pay as much as twice the price for their drugs than consumers in foreign nations. David Walters will work in the Senate to contain the costs of drugs by requiring drug companies to sell their medications at the average foreign price to American pharmacies serving Medicare beneficiaries.
Source: Campaign website, www.WaltersForSenate.com, "Issues" Sep 17, 2002

Expand access to health coverage via small business

I support expanding access to health coverage for working families. We can accomplish this by making health care accessible and affordable for small businesses and expanding coverage for working families.
Source: Campaign website, www.WaltersForSenate.com, "Issues" Sep 17, 2002

Enforceable Patient?s Rights, with right to sue

Americans need a real, enforceable Patients' Bill of Rights. This bill must assure Americans the right to see a specialist. They must be allowed the right to appeal decisions to an outside board. It must ensure guaranteed coverage of emergency room care. It must also allow a patient the right to sue when they are unfairly denied coverage. Patients and their doctors and nurses should make medical decisions. Accountants and bureaucrats at the end of a phone line a thousand miles away should not make them
Source: Campaign website, www.WaltersForSenate.com, "Issues" Sep 17, 2002

Increase funding for biomedical & AIDS research

We also need to continue and increase our investments in biomedical research. That means we continue to fight and conquer everything from AIDS to Alzheimer's to Diabetes to Parkinson's to spinal cord injuries. We must speed up the development of new drugs and get them to patients sooner. As we do, we must also maintain essential health and safety standards. And we should expand prevention and widen access to clinical trials.
Source: Campaign website, www.WaltersForSenate.com, "Issues" Sep 17, 2002

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