Dan Forest on Health Care
Coverage is just a piece of plastic--drive down costs
Q: How would you promote healthcare coverage that is affordable and accessible?
A: Coverage is just a piece of plastic. I'm much more concerned with making sure people have access to healthcare. The power of the free market--through price transparency
and competition--can drive down costs. Technology like telemedicine can expand access to doctors. And loosening regulatory burdens, including allowing families to buy health insurance across state lines, can increase options and save money.
Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2020 North Carolina Senate race
, Nov 3, 2020
Criticized governor's closure of restaurants for coronavirus
Forest's office released a statement titled "Lt. Governor Forest Questions Validity of Restaurant Ban" in which he said Cooper's order would doom the state's economic vitality. "His mandate will devastate
our economy, shutter many small businesses and leave many people unemployed, especially in the rural areas of our state where food supply is already critical," Forest said in the release.
Source: WWAY News TV-3 on 2020 North Carolina gubernatorial race
, Mar 18, 2020
Against Medicaid expansion under Affordable Care Act
I am for high-quality, affordable health care for all North Carolinians. Medicaid expansion does not fit the bill. The Affordable Care Act promised hardworking families more access, better care, and no tax increases to pay for it.
These were broken promises. Now these same promises are being made by Governor Cooper regarding Medicaid expansion. Our people are smarter than this political rhetoric.
Source: News & Observer on 2020 North Carolina gubernatorial race
, Feb 18, 2020
Opt out of the national healthcare plan
On his website, Forest outlined his belief statements:
Source: Ballotpedia.org on 2020 North Carolina Governor race
, Sep 9, 2019
- I believe in medical malpractice reform
- I believe North Carolina should opt out of the national healthcare plan being forced on us from Washington
I believe in ending corporate welfare and recruitment incentives and replacing it with lower taxes for all North Carolina businesses
Forest opposes the AFA survey question on universal coverage
The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'It is the government's responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance'?
Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)
Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-5A on Sep 11, 2020
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