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Candidate Positions on Universal health care

Read the full responses from candidates below. “Answer option” is the choice given in the quiz, and “Candidate’s position” shows the candidate’s response to MPR News.

Question: Do you favor or oppose universal health care?
Michael CumminsMichael Cummins ANSWER OPTION: I oppose universal health care. I am in favor of tax incentives for individuals who get private health care.

Jim OberstarJim Oberstar ANSWER OPTION: I firmly believe that universal access to health care is a societal responsibility and should not be linked to employment. It is clear that our current business/government patchwork system is in need of comprehensive reform. We must focus on making our health care system more efficient and utilize economies of scale to generate health care savings to improve health care and expand access for all.