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Health Care

How should the government ensure that Americans receive health care?

Bush says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From Jeb2016.com: "ObamaCare is a government takeover of more than one-sixth of the American economy, and it epitomizes why Americans are so fed up with Washington. To win on repeal, conservatives must unite around a vision of health care for the future - one that enables transformational innovation."
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Carson says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From BenCarson.com: "We didn't need the monstrosity of the $1.2 trillion Affordable Care Act. Even after it is fully implemented for 10 years, 23 million people still won't have any health insurance... More freedom and less government in our health care system will mean lower costs, more access, and continued innovation."
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Christie says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From Christie's Twitter account: ""Th[e Supreme Court] decision [upholding ObamaCare] turns common language on its head. Now leaders must turn our attention to making the case that ObamaCare must be replaced.""
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Clinton says: Keep the ObamaCare system.

From HillaryClinton.com: "Hillary will continue to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) against Republican efforts to repeal it. She'll build on it to expand affordable coverage, slow the growth of overall health care costs (including prescription drugs), and make it possible for providers to deliver the very best care to patients."
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Cruz says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From TedCruz.org: "[Cruz] [a]uthored the Obamacare Repeal Act as his first piece legislation. [He] [l]ed the fight to defund Obamacare - the largest regulatory challenge facing our nation which has resulted in killing jobs, cutting workers' hours, and causing millions of Americans to lose their doctors or health care."
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Fiorina says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From Breitbart: ""We need to try what we have never tried in the health insurance market, which is actually the free market... Insurance has been a regulated oligopoly for decades and decades and decades... we need to try the free market, which actually provides for real competition. We know that real competition provides greater choices, greater value, and lower prices... Obamacare needs to be repealed. The law itself is longer than a Harry Potter novel. It is accompanied by tens of thousands of pages of additional regulation.""
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Graham says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From LindseyGraham.com: "President Obama's disastrous health care program has driven up costs, driven down choice, and grossly infringed on the liberties of hard-working Americans. We should repeal Obamacare immediately.... Following repeal, we must implement cost-effective, market-driven reforms that improve access to quality care for all Americans without infringing on individual choice."
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Huckabee says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From MikeHuckabee.com: "ObamaCare is a $2.2 trillion disaster that dumps millions of people into a broken, expensive system and does nothing to fix the basic problems everyday Americans face... As President, I will repeal ObamaCare and fight for real health care reform."
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Jindal says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From BobbyJindal.com: "Five years after being enacted into law, Obamacare's massive government overreach and higher taxes continue to wreak havoc on the American economy and health care system. The unpopular, unworkable, and misguided law should be repealed in its entirety.... Rather than focusing on the liberal shibboleth of "universal coverage" - forcing individuals to buy a plan under pain of taxation, and raising health spending through new mandates and taxes - the American health system should be focused on containing the rising tide of health costs."
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Kasich says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From JohnKasich.com: "John Kasich believes Obamacare must be repealed and replaced with efforts that instead improve access by actually lowering health care costs without interfering with Americans' personal health care decisions or imposing punishing burdens on job creators."
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O'Malley says: Keep the ObamaCare system.

From MartinOMalley.com: "[O'Malley ] expanded health care coverage... Under Governor O'Malley, the number of Marylanders added to the state's health system increased nearly 650,000. Maryland now enrolls more than 100,000 each year to the private health exchange. Maryland's uninsured rate dropped 40%, the 9th largest drop in the United States, between 2013 and 2014."
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Pataki says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From the Hill: "Former Gov. George Pataki (R-N.Y.) marked ObamaCare's fifth anniversary Wednesday by declaring it the "worst law" of his lifetime. "I can't say 'ever,' but in my lifetime I don't think there's been as big a law that's had as negative an impact," Pataki, who is considering a run for the White House... Pataki said he would repeal and then replace ObamaCare with a more market-based alternative."
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Paul says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From RandPaul.com: "As your President, one of my first acts would be to repeal the abomination that is Obamacare.... Government interventions in health care have driven up the cost of coverage and decreased competition within the market. More-not less-freedom to choose and innovate will make sure our health care system remains the best in the world."
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Rubio says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From Rubio's Op-Ed on Fox News: "After the downfall of ObamaCare - which I believe has been inevitable from the beginning, but may be precipitated by the Supreme Court decision later this year - [my plan] will restore our people's access to quality care."
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Sanders says: The government should pay for health care for everyone.

From Sanders' Senate Website: "I voted for ObamaCare, but to be very honest with you I'm not going to argue with anyone who says that it is too complicated. I am an advocate of a Medicare for all, single-payer program."
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Santorum says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From Fox News: "I strongly believe that [ObamaCare] is a death-knell to freedom in America. Once the government takes over - as they are in the process of doing - and controls the health care sector and people become dependent on a government controlled health care system... the government becomes almost too powerful to control because they control your very life..."
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Trump says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From CBS: ""Obamacare's going to be repealed and replaced. Obamacare is a disaster if you look at what's going on with premiums where they're up 45, 50, 55 percent... I am going to take care of everybody... [F]or the most it's going to be a private plan and people are going to be able to go out and negotiate great plans with lots of different competition with lots of competitors with great companies and they can have their doctors, they can have plans, they can have everything."
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