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Cal Cunningham on Health Care

 

 


Strengthen Affordable Care Act; create public option

Cal will fight to strengthen and extend coverage under the Affordable Care Act, expand Medicaid in North Carolina, create a public health insurance option, support rural hospitals, address doctor shortages, support life-saving research, and ensure no one loses their employer-sponsored coverage who wants to keep it. Cal will also work to lower the cost of prescription drugs through efforts like allowing Medicare to negotiate directly with pharmaceutical companies.
Source: 2020 North Carolina Senate campaign website CalForNC.com , Jun 10, 2020

Extended Medicaid can catch people as they're knocked down

"We know that an extended Medicaid can be catching people as they are being knocked down," Cunningham told ABC11. "If we don't take these steps, the risk is that we create a downward spiral for our families and our economy. We need emergency steps today to make sure our families have unemployment assistance, small business has opportunity to keep people on the payroll, that we provide health coverage to people in the middle of a pandemic so that things don't get worse."
Source: ABC-11 Eyewitness News on 2020 North Carolina Senate race , Jun 5, 2020

Add public option to ObamaCare; support Medicaid expansion

Two of North Carolina's Democratic U.S. Senate candidates disagreed on health care policy at the first meeting of their campaigns. They were among four Democrats and one Republican candidate who appeared at a forum sponsored by Charlotte's Black Political Caucus at West Charlotte High School. All are trying to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis.

Asked about health care, former state Sen. Cal Cunningham said he would build on the Affordable Care Act by adding a public option. He also said he supports Medicaid expansion in North Carolina.

State Sen. Erica Smith didn't answer the question directly. "We get caught up in labels," she said, "This is not about left or right. This is about wrong and right." Last year, she said she would build on the ACA, better known as Obamacare. But if Medicare for All is the only option, she said "would not vote against it."

Tillis has voted to repeal the ACA.

Source: Charlotte Observer on 2020 North Carolina Senate debate , Jan 21, 2020

Reform is essential to our competitiveness & to our families

It is essential to our long-term competitiveness and the security of our families that we reform health care. The costs of health care are rising rapidly and placing a crippling burden on both small businesses and families.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, www.calfornc.com , Mar 4, 2010

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