Dean Phillips on Health Care



Provide VA resources for physical & mental health care

The VA must have the resources necessary to meet the increasing needs of veterans and enable it to serve effectively as the medical home of every veteran in its care. A significant percentage of veterans, especially those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, suffer from major depression, PTSD, or TBI. The VA must have sufficient resources for veteran outreach to identify those who need help and to perform the essential research that enables prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

America built its middle class post-WWII in large part with a generous and effective GI Bill. Those education benefits have eroded in the ensuing years, presenting less opportunity to today's veterans. America owes opportunity to those who have served honorably and must provide sufficient education benefits that enable our returning veterans to reintegrate into civilian life and continue to make contributions to American society.

Source: 2018 MN-3 House campaign website PhillipsForCongress.org , Apr 28, 2020

Fix and improve the Affordable Care Act

Dean supports bipartisan proposals to stabilize insurance markets established by the ACA and bring more competition to areas lacking insurance options. Dean supports the expansion of Medicare as a public option for all Americans--while preserving the protections established under the ACA. This way, more would benefit from the lower cost, higher quality care provided by Medicare--and those Americans with employer-provided care that works for them would maintain the freedom to keep it.
Source: 2018 MN-3 House campaign website PhillipsForCongress.org , Apr 28, 2020

Strengthen Medicare by controlling rising healthcare costs

Cutting benefits is not the answer; working to control and reduce healthcare costs is the only way forward. Dean supports redesigning the care delivery model by rewarding prevention and health rather than procedures and hospitalizations. Dean will fight hard to ensure that Medicare can negotiate prescription drug prices with pharmaceutical companies, which would save American taxpayers approximately $240 billion over 10 years.
Source: 2018 MN-3 House campaign website PhillipsForCongress.org , Apr 28, 2020

Support mental health programs for children

Dean understands that our public schools lack the resources necessary to provide adequate numbers of mental health professionals and counselors who can help identify and treat children suffering from mental illness, and he will work to fix that. He also believes we need stronger anti-bullying measures--like Minnesota's Safe and Supportive Schools Act?--?in all public schools.
Source: 2018 MN-3 House campaign website PhillipsForCongress.org , Apr 28, 2020

Offer Medicare as a public option

Key messages: Phillips emphasized his healthcare policy: improving the Affordable Care Act and offering Medicare as a public option.
Source: Ballotpedia 2018 Congress MN-3 Key Message election analysis , Oct 9, 2018

Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey.

Phillips 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

Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey.

Phillips opposes the PVS survey question on repealing ObamaCare

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 18PVS-5 on Aug 1, 2018

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