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Ben McAdams on Health Care

 

 


Fix ACA rather than just scrapping it

Ben wants to work with both parties to fix the Affordable Care Act, rather than just scrapping it.

Ben supports allowing parents to keep their kids on their policies until they are 26. He will oppose allowing insurance companies to kick people off for pre-existing conditions or charge women higher premiums. Ben will work to ensure people aren't punished for getting a raise, throwing them off their health care coverage. Ben supports efforts to ensure Medicare can negotiate with drug companies.

All Utah families deserve access to quality, affordable health care. Ben supported the Healthy Utah plan, which would have responsibly expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act to thousands of Utahns without health insurance. After efforts stalled, Ben worked across the aisle to pass a permanent extension of Medicaid to include single adults who are homeless or in the criminal justice system and low-income families with children.

Source: 2018 UT-4 House campaign website BenMcAdams.com , May 14, 2020

Restore funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program

Ben called on Congress to restore funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, after its funding lapsed in September 2017. This proven, bipartisan program, championed by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, provides health insurance to the children of working parents. The program covers visits to the doctor, health screenings, vaccinations and vision and dental care. More than 19,000 Utah kids faced health care uncertainty until Congress finally acted to fund CHIP in January.
Source: 2018 UT-4 House campaign website BenMcAdams.com , May 14, 2020

Fix problems with ObamaCare; protect Medicare and CHIP

Q: What should our nation do over the long term to ensure healthcare access for all?

BEN MCADAMS: To ensure that everyone has access to affordable, quality health care, I support fixing the problems with the Affordable Care Act, actually selling health insurance across state lines, holding pharmaceutical companies accountable on drug pricing, and exploring the creation of a reinsurance program to lower the rates and protect our most vulnerable. In addition to all that, I think it is important that we pursue innovation. We should explore paying health care providers for quality of care, rather than the number of procedures ordered. I will protect Medicare for the seniors who have earned this benefit. I support the Children's Health Insurance program for those low-income families who either cannot afford or are not offered health insurance for their children. I support the Medicaid program for the poor and the disabled, as well as for pregnant mothers and their children.

Source: League of Women Voters 2018 House UT-4 Questionnaire , Sep 9, 2018

Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey.

McAdams opposes the CC survey question on healthcare mandate

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Repealing the Nationalized Health Care System that Forces Citizens to Buy Insurance ' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-5 on Jul 1, 2018

Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey.

McAdams opposes the PVS survey question on repealing 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 18PVS-5 on Aug 1, 2018

2017-18 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Health Care: Ben McAdams on other issues:
UT Gubernatorial:
Aimee Winder Newton
Gary Herbert
Greg Hughes
Jeff Burningham
Jon Huntsman
Mike Weinholtz
Rocky Anderson
Spencer Cox
UT Senatorial:
Craig Bowden
Jenny Wilson
Jonathan Swinton
Mike Lee
Misty Snow
Mitt Romney

Freshman class of 2019:
"Freshman class" means "not in Congress in January 2017", with exceptions:
* Special election, so sworn in other than Jan. 2019
** Served in Congress in a previous term
*** Lost recount or general election
Freshman class of January 2019 (Republicans):
AZ-8*:Lesko
CA-39***:Kim
FL-6:Waltz ; FL-15:Spano ; FL-17:Steube
GA-7:Woodall
ID-1**:Fulcher
IN-4:Baird
IN-6:Pence
KS-2:Watkins
MN-1:Hagedorn ; MN-8:Stauber
MS-3:Guest
MT-0*:Gianforte
NC-9***:Harris
ND-a:Armstrong
NM-2***:Herrell
OH-12*:Balderson ; OH-16:Gonzalez
OK-1:Hern
PA-9:Meuser ; PA-11**:Smucker ; PA-12*:Keller ; PA-13:Joyce ; PA-14:Reschenthaler
SC-4:Timmons
SD-0:Johnson
TN-2:Burchett ; TN-6:Rose ; TN-7:Green
TX-2:Crenshaw ; TX-3:Taylor ; TX-5:Gooden ; TX-6:Wright ; TX-21:Roy ; TX-27*:Cloud
VA-5:Riggleman ; VA-6:Cline
WI-1:Steil
WV-3:Miller
Freshman class of January 2019 (Democrats):
AZ-2**:Kirkpatrick ; AZ-9:Stanton
CA-49:Levin ; CA-10:Harder ; CA-21:Cox ; CA-25:Hill ; CA-39:Cisneros ; CA-45:Porter ; CA-48:Rouda
CO-2:Neguse ; CO-6:Crow
CT-5:Hayes
FL-26:Mucarsel-Powell ; FL-27:Shalala
GA-6:McBath
HI-1**:Case
IA-1:Finkenauer ; IA-3:Axne
IL-4:Garcia ; IL-6:Casten ; IL-14:Underwood
KS-3:Davids
KY-6***:McGrath
MA-3:Trahan ; MA-7:Pressley
MD-6:Trone
ME-2:Golden
MI-8:Slotkin ; MI-9:Levin ; MI-13:Tlaib ; MI-13*:Jones ; MI-11:Stevens
MN-2:Craig ; MN-3:Phillips ; MN-5:Omar
NC-9***:McCready
NH-1:Pappas
NJ-2:Van Drew ; NJ-3:Kim ; NJ-7:Malinowski ; NJ-11:Sherrill
NM-1:Haaland ; NM-2:Torres Small
NV-3:Lee ; NV-4**:Horsford
NY-14:Ocasio-Cortez ; NY-11:Rose ; NY-19:Delgado ; NY-22:Brindisi ; NY-25:Morelle
OK-5:Horn
PA-4:Dean ; PA-5:Scanlon ; PA-6:Houlahan ; PA-7:Wild ; PA-17*:Lamb
SC-1:Cunningham
TX-7:Fletcher ; TX-16:Escobar ; TX-29:Garcia ; TX-32:Allred
UT-4:McAdams
VA-2:Luria ; VA-7:Spanberger ; VA-10:Wexton
WA-8:Schrier
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