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Candidate Positions on Universal health care

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: Do you favor or oppose universal health care?
David DillonDavid Dillon ANSWER OPTION: I support reduced healthcare costs and universal healthcare coverage.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: According to his Web site Dillon supports reduced healthcare costs and universal coverage. (More Info)

Ashwin MadiaAshwin Madia ANSWER OPTION: People that like the health insurance they already have should be allowed to keep it while those who want a better option should be given the opportunity to purchase coverage through a federal program.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: People that like the health insurance they already have should be allowed to keep it. Those who want a better option should be given the opportunity to purchase coverage through the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), the system available to every Member of Congress. The cost of this coverage should be affordable and not exceed a certain percentage of a family's income. A basic health care benefit set should include wellness and prevention, prescription drugs, and mental health services. (More Info)

Erik PaulsenErik Paulsen ANSWER OPTION: Universal government-run health care is not the answer -- it will stifle quality, hurt creativity, innovation and cost more. Doctors and health care professionals should be in charge of patient care, not insurance companies.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Consumers need more choices, and more freedom so they can take greater responsibility for their health care. Universal government-run health care is not the answer -- it will stifle quality, hurt creativity, innovation and cost more. Doctors and health care professionals should be in charge of patient care, not insurance companies. (More Info)