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Candidate Positions on S-CHIP

The following positions reflect those used for each candidate in the Select A Candidate survey. They come from the candidates; public statements, Web sites, and responses to Minnesota Public Radio questionnaires. In some cases, candidiates have failed to respond to inquiries, and their position is noted as "No known opinion."

Question: The SCHIP program is designed to subsidize health coverage for families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford private insurance. Recent debate in Congress centered around a proposal to increase spending to expand the program. Do you favor or oppose the proposed expansion?
Bob BarrBob Barr ANSWER OPTION: Candidate declined to provide an opinion

John McCainJohn McCain ANSWER OPTION: Oppose
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Sen. McCain voted against the measure in the Senate. (More Info)

Ralph NaderRalph Nader ANSWER OPTION: Candidate declined to provide an opinion

Barack ObamaBarack Obama ANSWER OPTION: Favor
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Mr. Obama voted for the legislation in the Senate. (More Info)