Daniel Coats on Health Care

Last Updated : Jul 14, 2010

Summary

Senator Coats strongly opposes the 2009 health care reform bill, calling it a jobs killer and pledging to repeal the legislation once in office. He has stated that the individual mandate is unconstitutional. He has called for reform that involves health savings accounts, cost transparency, and purchasing insurance across state lines. 

 

Opposition to 2009 health care

In a campaign speech, Senator Coats spoke about his opposition to the 2009 health care reform bill.

 

Repeal Obama-care

After the final vote to pass the 2009 health care reform plan, Senator Coats stated his intention to repeal the legislatio if elected.

 

Individual Mandate is unconstitutional

In a June 2010 press release, Senator Coats called the individual mandate in the 2009 health care reform plan unconstitutional.

 

Obamacare - Jobs killer

In a press release from the campaign office, Senator Coats called the 2009 health care reform bill a jobs killer.

 

Oppose individual mandate

In June of 2010, Senator Coats issued a press statement calling for Congressman Ellsworth and others to oppose the individual mandate.

 

Hoosier Health Care Plan

Senator Coats has put forth what he calls the "Hoosier Health Care plan". As an overview of what the plan contains, a table of contents lists the following bullets:

 

Campaign Website Statements

 

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-112; Bill Number-S 192; Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act - Cosponsor

Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, effective as of its enactment. Restores provisions of law amended by such Act. Repeals the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education and Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of the Act's enactment. Restores provisions of law amended by the Act's health care provisions.

Session-112; Bill Number-S 17; Medical Device Access and Innovation Protection Act - Cosponsor

Repeals the Internal Revenue Code provision, added by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, that imposes an excise tax on medical devices.

Session-112; Bill Number-S 19; American Liberty Restoration Act - Cosponsor

Repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that require individuals to maintain minimum essential health care coverage. Applies the Internal Revenue Code as if such provisions had never been enacted.

Session-112; Bill Number-S 20; American Job Protection Act - Cosponsor

Repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that require large employers to offer their full-time employees the opportunity to enroll in minimum essential coverage. Applies the Internal Revenue Code as if such provisions had never been enacted.

Session-112; Bill Number-S 281; Save our States Act - Cosponsor

To delay the implementation of the health reform law in the United States until there is final resolution in pending lawsuits.

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