Bob Corker on Health Care

Last Updated : Nov 22, 2011

Healthy Americans Act

In March of 2008, Senator Corker issued a press statement noting his support for the Healthy Americans Act.

 

MIPPA of 2008

In June of 2008, Senator Corker issued a press statement noting his opposition to the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008. He stated that the legislation went beyond the needed physician payment update and attempted to expand entitlement spending.

 

In July of 2008, Senator Corker issued a press statement noting his vote to overturn President Bush's veto on the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008.

 

Support for SCHIP Reauthorization

In January of 2009, Senator Corker issued a press statement noting his support for the SCHIP reauthorization and expansion.

 

The Baucus Plan

In September of 2009, Senator Corker issued a press statement noting his concerns with the plan put forth by Congressman Max Baucus.

 

Floor Remarks - Money from Mandates

In October of 2009, Senator Corker released a press statement noting his views that money should not be taken from mandates such as Medicare and Medicaid to pay for new programs.

 

Medicare Physicians Fairness Act

In October of 209, Senator Corker released a press statement noting his opposition to changing the way Medicare is reimbursed.

 

Reaction to House Reform

In November of 2009, Senator Corker released a press statement noting his opposition to the House passed version of the health care reform legislation.

 

The Wrong Direction

In November of 2009, Senator Corker released a press statement noting his view that the health care reform being put forth was taking the country in the exact wrong direction.

 

A New Entitlement is Totally Irresponsible

In December of 2009, Senator Corker released a press statement noting his view that a new entitlement was irresponsible.

 

Drug Reimportation is a Trade Issue

In December of 2009, Senator Corker released a press statement noting his views that drug reimportation was a trade issue.

 

Reaction to Senate Vote

In December of 2009, Senator Corker released a press statement noting his opposition to the passage of health care reform in the Senate.

 

You Can't Spend the Same Dollar Twice

In January of 2010, Senator Corker issued a press statement noting double-spending in the health care reform legislation.

 

Reaction to Health Care Ruling

In February of 2011, Senator Corker issued a press statement noting his view that the health care law is indeed unconstitutional.

 

Support for Repealing Health Care Law

In February of 2011, Senator Corker issued a press statement noting his support for repealing the health care reform law and his vote to accomplish that goal.

Voting Record

Repeal of Health Care Reform

In February of 2011, the Senate voted on repealing the 2009-2010 health care reform legislation. The attempt failed on a party line vote . Bob Corker voted in favor of repealing the health care reform legislation.

Bob Corker voted in favor of repealing the health care reform legislation.

2009-2010 Health Care Reform - Reconciliation

The 2009-2010 health care reform legislation passed through the Senate in three votes. The first was to end the filibuster, the second was to pass the Senate bill, and the third was to pass the reconciliation bill.

Due to the death of Senator Kennedy and the election of Senator Brown in Massachussetts, the Democrats no longer possessed the 60 vote majority to break a filibuster. A reconciliation bill was passed to unify the Senate and House version and to enact the legislation. Bob Corker voted against passage of the reconciliation bill.

Bob Corker voted against passage of the reconciliation bill.

2009-2010 Health Care Reform - Passage

After the cloture vote to end the filibuster, a vote was taken to pass the legislation called "Obamacare" by its opponents. Bob Corker voted against final passage of the legislation.

Bob Corker voted against final passage of the legislation.

2009-2010 Health Care Reform - Cloture Vote

The first vote in the health care reform process was for cloture on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009. This bill was different from the version that had recently passed through the House. Both votes went down party lines with all Democrats supporting the legislation and all Republicans opposing it. Bob Corker voted against the reform by voting against cloture.

Bob Corker voted against the reform by voting against cloture.

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. Bob Corker voted in favor of SCHIP.

Bob Corker voted in favor of SCHIP.

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 Senate 79-17. Bob Corker voted in favor of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

Bob Corker voted in favor of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

 

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 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-111; Bill Number-S 3152; A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Cosponsor

Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the amendments made by that Act.

Session-110; Bill Number-S 243; Medical Care Access Protection Act of 2007 or the MCAP Act - Cosponsor

A bill to improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system.

Session-110; Bill Number-S 2835; Purchasing Insurance with Pre-Tax Dollars - Cosponsor

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow: (1) taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions to deduct from gross income the costs of health insurance and long-term care insurance; and (2) payments from health savings accounts for non-group high deductible health plan premiums.

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