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Michele Bachmann's Position on Health Care

2012 Presidential Candidate Positions on Health Care

Michele Bachmann is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota and is a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2012 presidential election. She is a supporter of the Tea Party.

Bachmann is against the government-sponsored health care system and supports free-market healthcare. She signed "The Contract from America," which includes the goal to "Defund, Repeal, & Replace Government-Run Health Care." She also supports the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act health care bill passed in 2010.

Individual Issues:

  • Voted "YES" to an expansion of Medicare that included lower co-pay for psychiatric services and includes more coverage for preventative measures (2008)
  • Voted "NO" on requiring negotiated prescription prices for Medicare part D (2007)
  • Voted "NO" on giving the FDA the power to regulate tobacco as a drug (2009)
  • Voted "NO" to expanding the Children' Health Insurance Program and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (2009, 2008, 2007)
  • Supports defunding Planned Parenthood
  • Opposed to abortion

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