Debbie Halvorson on Health Care

Last Updated : Sep 15, 2010

Summary

Congresswoman Halvorson supported and voted for the 2009 health care reform legislation. She has been very supported of the legislation and stated that the program held large insurance companies accountable, increasing choice and competition, and lowering costs. 

Congresswoman Halvorson has also supported the mandatory HPV vaccine. 

 

Health Care Radio Interview

 

Mandated HPV Vaccine

 

On the Donut Hole

 

Official Website Statements

Campaign Website Statements

 

Voting Record

2009-2010 Health Care Reform - Amendments

There were three significant votes on the health care reform legislation in the house. The first passed the house version, the second passed the reconciliation bill, and the third passed a bill to address "problems" in the original bills. This vote passed amendments to address the problems with the reconciliation bill. Debbie Halvorson voted in favor of the health care amendments for the House and Senate bills.

Debbie Halvorson voted in favor of the health care amendments for the House and Senate bills.

Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

In March of 2010 the House voted on the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The legislation was to pass the health care reform through the reconciliation process. No Republicans voted for the legislation and 22 Democrats voted against the bill. The bill passed 220-207. Debbie Halvorson voted in favor of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

Debbie Halvorson voted in favor of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

2009-2010 Health Care Reform - Reconciliation

After a separate version of health care reform passed in the Senate, the Democrats lost the 60 seats they needed to break a Republican filibuster. To pass the reform bill, the House passed a reconciliation bill that would allow the House and Senate versions to be combined without a separate verion passing the Senate. Debbie Halvorson voted in favor of the health care reconciliation bill.

Debbie Halvorson voted in favor of the health care reconciliation bill.

2009-2010 Health Care Reform Bill

The Affordable Health Care for America Act (HR 3962) was the version that passed the House. It was supported by most Democrats and only 1 Republican. Debbie Halvorson voted in favor of the original health care reform bill.

Debbie Halvorson voted in favor of the original health care reform bill.

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act sets up health requirements for tobacco products, sets labeling guidelines, requires tobacco companies to report the content of their products, and prescribes punishements for violating any rules. The measure passed the House 298-112. Debbie Halvorson voted in favor of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

Debbie Halvorson voted in favor of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

SCHIP

In addition to attempting overall health care reform, congress re-authorized SCHIP in 2009. SCHIP is a program to provide children with health care and fund it through tobacco taxes. The program passed with the full support of Democrats and roughly 1/4 of the Republicans. Debbie Halvorson voted in favor of SCHIP.

Debbie Halvorson voted in favor of SCHIP.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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