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Ron Paul's Position on Health Care

2012 Presidential Candidate Positions on Health Care

Ronald Ernest "Ron" Paul is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas. He has previously run for President of the United States twice before, once as a candidate for the Republican party and once at the nominee for the Libertarian Party. Paul is currently running for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Due to Paul's libertarian beliefs and economic philosophy, he is generally opposed to government health care programs. Instead, he supports free-market systems.

Individual Issues:

  • Voted "NO" on banning physician-assisted suicide (1999)
  • Voted "NO" on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage (2000)
  • Voted "NO" on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients (2003)
  • Voted "NO" on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay (2006)
  • Voted "YES" on requiring negotiated prescription prices for Medicare part D (2007)
  • Voted "NO" to expanding the Children' Health Insurance Program and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (2009, 2008, 2007)
  • Voted "NO" on giving the FDA the power to regulate tobacco as a drug (2009)
  • Believes that Medicaid should be replaced by volunteer pro-bono medical care
  • Supports a privative healthcare system
  • Supports private medical savings accounts
  • Supports defunding Planned Parenthood
  • Opposed to abortion
  • Supports the legalization of medial marijuana

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