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Doug Ducey on Health Care

 

 


Once we're all vaccinated we can get on with life

If last year was the year of the virus, this year will be the year of the vaccine. And while local public health officials are working hard, we need to work faster. So now, even more resources will be brought to the fore. At my direction, the state has launched a 24/7 vaccination site at a large and notable location: State Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals. Everyone needs this vaccine. And the sooner we all receive it, the more quickly we can get on with life as it should be.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to the Arizona legislature , Jan 11, 2021

Insurance companies should cover mental health care

Insurance companies should be covering mental health care, just like they cover an annual physical. And we're going to make sure they do.
Source: 2020 Arizona State of the State address , Jan 13, 2020

Medicaid only for destitute & disabled; not middle-class

Q: Support or Repeal ACA, aka ObamaCare? Accept ACA's Medicaid expansion to subsidize low-income participants?

Doug Ducey (R): Repeal. "ObamaCare has been a disaster for Arizona & I want it repealed & replaced." Medicaid should focus narrowly on the "destitute & the disabled" & not become "a middle-class entitlement."

David Garcia (D): Support ACA. Keep coverage for pre-existing conditions. Expand on Arizona's Medicaid programs. Ultimately move toward Medicare for All.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Arizona Governor race , Oct 9, 2018

KidsCare: Protect low-income kids' healthcare

There are so many issues we can find common ground on. Like protecting the lives of children in our state. That's why we acted to prevent 24,530 low-income children from getting health insurance cancelation notices days before Christmas, as Washington continues to dither on this issue. And while Members of Congress give meaningless floor speeches and drag their feet, we've got a plan to fund KidsCare through the spring. But in the meantime, I've got a message for congress. Do. Your. Job.
Source: 2018 Arizona State of the State address , Jan 8, 2018

ObamaCare is a monumental failure

The Issue: ObamaCare is a monumental failure and has made a royal mess of health care.

There's no reason we need to be stuck with the policy options the feds want to impose on us. It will be a top priority of the Ducey administration to learn from the best practices of other states and to get out from under the federal government's thumb. I will lead the effort to negotiate a Medicaid waiver for Arizona and to protect our state from ObamaCare, one of the worst laws ever signed by any American president.

We want to care for our most vulnerable and needy citizens, and we want our health care options in Arizona to be the best in the nation. Medicaid is a program originally designed to take care of the destitute and disabled, but it's now being expanded as a middle class entitlement. We need to focus our efforts on people who genuinely need the help and can't do without it.

Source: 2014 Gubernatorial campaign website, DougDucey.com, "Issues" , Aug 15, 2014

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AZ Gubernatorial:
David Garcia
Frank Riggs
Fred DuVal
Jan Brewer
JL Mealer
Phil Gordon
Steve Farley
AZ Senatorial:
Ann Kirkpatrick
Deedra Abboud
Doug Marks
Jeff Flake
JL Mealer
Joe Arpaio
John McCain
Kelli Ward
Kyrsten Sinema
Mark Kelly
Martha McSally
Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ: Incumbent Phil Murphy(D)
vs.State Rep. Jack Ciattarelli(R)
vs.Candidate Hirsh Singh(R)
VA: Incumbent Ralph Northam(D,term-limited)
vs.A.G. Mark Herring(D)
vs.State Sen. Amanda Chase(R)
vs.Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax(D)
vs.State Rep. Jennifer Carroll Foy(D)
vs.State Rep. Lee Carter(D)
vs.Former Governor Terry McAuliffe(D)
vs.State Sen. Jennifer McClellan(D)
vs.State Rep. Kirk Cox(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2022:
AK: Incumbent Mike Dunleavy(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
AL: Incumbent Kay Ivey(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
AR: Incumbent Asa Hutchinson(R,term-limited)
vs.Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin(R)
vs.Trump Adviser Sarah Huckabee Sanders(R)
vs.A.G. Leslie Rutledge(R)
AZ: Incumbent Doug Ducey(R,term-limited)
(no prospective opponents yet)
CA: Incumbent Gavin Newsom(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
CO: Incumbent Jared Polis(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
CT: Incumbent Ned Lamont(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
FL: Incumbent Ron DeSantis(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Val Demings(? D)
vs.Former Gov.Charlie Crist(? D)
GA: Incumbent Brian Kemp(R)
vs.Minority Leader Stacey Abrams(D)
vs.Senate candidate Shane Hazel(L)
HI: Incumbent David Ige(D,term-limited)
vs.State Rep. Andria Tupola(R)
IA: Incumbent Kim Reynolds(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Cindy Axne(? R)
ID: Incumbent Brad Little(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
IL: Incumbent J. B. Pritzker(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
KS: Incumbent Laura Kelly(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
MA: Incumbent Charlie Baker(R)
vs.Harvard Professor Danielle Allen(D)
MD: Incumbent Larry Hogan(R,term-limited)
vs.State Rep. Robin Ficker(R)
vs.State Rep. Peter Franchot(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2022 (continued):
ME: Incumbent Janet Mills(D)
vs.Former Gov. Paul LePage(R)
MI: Incumbent Gretchen Whitmer(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
MN: Incumbent Tim Walz(DFL)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NE: Incumbent Pete Ricketts(R,term-limited)
vs.U.S.Senator Bob Krist(R)
NH: Incumbent Chris Sununu(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NM: Incumbent Michelle Lujan Grisham(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NV: Incumbent Steve Sisolak(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NY: Incumbent Andrew Cuomo(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
OH: Incumbent Mike DeWine(R)
vs.Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley(? D)
OK: Incumbent Kevin Stitt(R)
vs.State Sen. Ervin Yen(R)
OR: Incumbent Kate Brown(D,term-limited)
vs.Gov. nominee Bud Pierce(R)
PA: Incumbent Tom Wolf(D,term-limited)
(no prospective opponents yet)
RI: Incumbent Gina Raimondo(D,term-limited)
(no prospective opponents yet)
SC: Incumbent Henry McMaster(R)
vs.State Rep. James Emerson Smith(? D)
SD: Incumbent Kristi Noem(R)
vs.State Rep. Billie Sutton(? D)
TN: Incumbent Bill Lee(R)
vs.Senate nominee Marquita Bradshaw(? D)
TX: Incumbent Greg Abbott(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Allen West(? R)
VT: Incumbent Phil Scott(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
WI: Incumbent Tony Evers(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
WY: Incumbent Mark Gordon(R)
vs.Minority Leader Chris Rothfuss(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.Former Gov. Matt Bevin(? R)
Senator Rand Paul(? R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Biden Adviser Cedric Richmond(? D)
vs.Senator John Neely Kennedy(? R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
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