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Kim Schrier on Health Care

 

 


Stabilize insurance markets; option to buy into Medicare

I will push for accessible, affordable, and excellent healthcare for every American for life. The first step must be to stabilize the health insurance markets and the state health exchanges under the ACA. I will push to let all Americans buy into Medicare on a sliding scale. The competition will incentivize private insurance companies to offer plans as efficient and beneficial to consumers as Medicare.

I will work to bring medication costs down while still respecting the fact that pharmaceutical companies need an incentive to pursue novel drug development. There needs to be a balance.

I will push to invest in preventative care to reduce the epidemic of untreated chronic diseases that lead to expensive medical interventions down the line, costing us all.

Source: 2018 WA-8 House campaign website DrKimSchrier.com , May 15, 2020

Vaccinations should be required to attend school

Every child should be vaccinated. Vaccinations are proven to be safe and effective. This is the position I take in my practice, when talking with parents, and when choosing care for my own child. Vaccinations should be required to attend preschool and elementary school. As someone who has treated children suffering from deadly, preventable diseases, I cannot state firmly enough that no child should have to suffer through a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine.
Source: 2018 WA-8 House campaign website DrKimSchrier.com , May 15, 2020

Restore ObamaCare reinsurance; then Medicare-for-All

Q: What is your assessment of the ACA?

A: The Affordable Care Act was a monumental first step in expanding access to affordable healthcare and ensuring quality protections. It has its faults, but in the 8th District, the Affordable Care Act provides insurance for 70,000 people who otherwise would not have care. The uninsured rate went from 12.8 in 2013 to 5.0 in 2016. Despite dozens of failed attempts to repeal it, it continues to provide a vital lifeline of coverage. However, we need to undo the purposeful damage done by Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration, and improve some aspects to make it work more efficiently.

Q: What actions would you take to implement your ACA perspective?

A: I have proposed a comprehensive healthcare plan that fixes and builds on the ACA to immediately lower costs and improve our system as we work toward a Medicare for All system. This includes bringing back the reinsurance and subsidies that the Trump administration has undermined.

Source: League of Women Voters 2018 House WA-8 Questionnaire , Sep 9, 2018

Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey.

Schrier 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

2021-22 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Health Care: Kim Schrier on other issues:
WA Gubernatorial:
Bill Bryant
Jay Inslee
Loren Culp
Phil Fortunato
WA Senatorial:
Chris Vance
Dave Strider
Jennifer Ferguson
Maria Cantwell
Mike Luke
Patty Murray
Susan Hutchison
Open Seats / Turnovers 2022:
AL-5: Mo Brooks (R) running for AL Senator
CA-37: Karen Bass (D) running for mayor of Los Angeles
FL-10: Val Demings (D) running for FL Senator
FL-13: Charlie Crist (D) running for FL governor
HI-2: Kai Kahele (D) running for MD governor
MD-4: Anthony G. Brown (D) running for attorney general of Maryland
MO-4: Vicky Hartzler (R) running for MO Senator
MO-7: Billy Long (R) running for MO Senator
NY-1: Lee Zeldin (R) running for NY governor
NY-3: Thomas Suozzi (D) running for NY governor
NC-8: Ted Budd (R) running for NC Senator
NC-11: Madison Cawthorn (R) Incumbent lost renomination
OH-13: Tim Ryan (D) running for OH Senator
OK-2: Markwayne Mullin (R) running for OK Senator
OR-5: Kurt Schrader (D) Incumbent lost renomination
PA-17: Conor Lamb (D) running for PA Senator
SC-7: Tom Rice (R) Incumbent lost renomination
TX-1: Louie Gohmert (R) running for attorney general of Texas
VT-0: Peter Welch (D) running for VT Senator

Special Elections 2021:
LA-2: Troy Carter (R, April 2021)
LA-5: Julia Letlow (R, March 2021)
NM-1: Melanie Stansbury (D, June 2021)
OH-11: Shontel Brown (D, Nov. 2021)
OH-15: Mike Carey (R, Nov. 2021)
TX-6: Jake Ellzey (R, July 2021)
Hot Races 2022:
CA-27: Christy Smith (D) vs. Mike Garcia (R)
FL 27: Annette Taddeo (D) vs. Maria Elvira Salazar (R)
GA-7: Carolyn Bourdeaux (D) lost redistricting race to Lucy McBath (D)
GA-10: Vernon Jones(R) vs. Paul Broun (R,lost May 24 primary) to replace Jody Hice (R) running for Secretary of GA
ME-2: Bruce Poliquin (R) rematch against Jared Golden (D)
MI-10: John James (R) - running for newly redistricted seat
MI-11: Andy Levin (D) redistricted to face Haley Stevens (D)
MT 1: Ryan Zinke (R) - running for newly created seat
MT-2: Al Olszewski(R) vs. Sam Rankin(Libertarian) vs. Matt Rosendale(R)
NJ-7: Thomas Kean Jr. (R) challenging Tom Malinowski (R)
NY-10: Bill de Blasio (D) challenging Mondaire Jones (D)
NY-11: Max Rose (D) challenging Nicole Malliotakis (R)
NY 12: Carolyn Maloney (D) redistricted to face Jerry Nadler (D)
RI-2: Seth Magaziner (D) vs. Allan Fung (R)
RI-1: Allen Waters (R) vs. David Cicilline (D)
TX-34: Mayra Flores (R) - Elected SPEL June 2022; general election Nov. 2022 against Vicente Gonzalez (D)
WA-4: Brad Klippert (R) challenging Dan Newhouse (R)
WV-2: David McKinley lost a redistricting race to fellow incumbent Alex Mooney

Special Elections 2022:
AK-0: Sarah Palin (R) vs. Al Gross (Independent)
CA-22: Connie Conway (R) replaced Devin Nunes on June 7.
FL-20: Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D) replaced Alcee Hastings on Jan. 11.
MN-1: vacancy left by Jim Hagedorn (R), deceased Feb. 17; SPEL on August 9.
NE-1: Jeffrey Fortenberry (R) Resigned on March 31, after being convicted; Mike Flood (R) in SPEL on June 28.
NY-19: Marc Molinaro (R) running for SPEL Aug. 23 for seat vacated by Antonio Delgado (D), now Lt.Gov.
TX-34: Mayra Flores (R) SPEL June 14 for seat vacated by Filemon Vela Jr. (D)
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