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Beto O’Rourke’s policies on healthcare issues

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Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition?

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

  Public statementsYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?

  Public statementsYes, and allow consumers to choose providers and import pharmaceuticals from other countries


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Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)?

  Public statementsYes, but only increase for the elderly and disabled

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

Should people be required to work in order to receive Medicaid?

  Public statementsNo, it is hard to apply for a job if you are sick

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

  Beto O’Rourke votersYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare?

  Public statementsLess, we should increase funding to improve the current system instead