John Adler on Health Care

Last Updated : Oct 06, 2010

Official Website Statements

Health Care

Reforming our health care system is an economic issue for New Jersey's middle class families and small businesses.

John believes our country needs to focus on preventative care and managing and treating chronic illnesses. He supports providing tax credits to working families and small businesses to purchase health insurance in the private market. John does not support a single-payer health care system.

John feels the health care system is disjointed, and we need to find a way to eliminate inefficiencies in the system. The federal government must partner with hospitals, physicians and clinics to implement new technologies that will not only save lives, but save taxpayers dollars.

John understands that our health care system needs more than a band-aid, it needs significant changes. He believes that health care reform legislation must include lowering health care costs for employers and families, should close the gap in coverage for uninsured or underinsured households, and improve the quality of care for everyone.

 

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. John Adler voted against the health care amendments for the House and Senate bills.

John Adler voted against 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. John Adler voted against the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

John Adler voted against 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. John Adler voted against the health care reconciliation bill.

John Adler voted against 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. John Adler voted against the original health care reform bill.

John Adler voted against 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. John Adler voted in favor of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

John Adler 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. John Adler voted in favor of SCHIP.

John Adler 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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