Mead Treadwell on Health Care
I will work to repeal ObamaCare
America's healthcare system needs reform but ObamaCare is not the reform we need. I will work to repeal ObamaCare.
Already businesses across the country are dropping coverage for spouses, cutting back hours for their employees and insurance premiums are up. Their idea: more government dependence.
This is unacceptable. ObamaCare is making it harder for Alaskans to support their families and it is a dangerous program that we cannot afford.
Real healthcare reform must be bipartisan and encourage innovation and competition in the healthcare system. We need to empower individuals with choices, not burden them with more government mandates and more government dependence.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, TreadwellAlaska.com, "Issues"
, Oct 9, 2013
Repeal ObamaCare by winning back Senate
Nearly every Republican candidate running for Senate in 2014 backs the GOP's push to use the threat of a government shutdown to defund ObamaCare--a sign of how popular they believe the plan is with conservative primary voters.
Those supporting the GOP strategy include Alaska Tea Party candidate Joe Miller (R).
Two notable exceptions are former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R) and Alaska Lieutenant Gov. Mead Treadwell (R), who have not fully embraced the efforts.
Treadwell, who is facing Miller, said he supports "any attempt to defund and repeal ObamaCare" but that "shutting down the government is not a good idea."
"Democrats need to come to the table," Treadwell said in a statement to
The Hill. "While we should try to repeal ObamaCare now, the best chance of repeal is when Republicans take control of the Senate and voters replace Senators like Mark Begich [D-Alaska] that originally voted for ObamaCare."
Source: The Hill on 2014 Alaska Senate debate
, Sep 22, 2013
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