The Candidates on Universal Health: US Congress


Candidate Party District Score*
DOANE, RAYMON Libertarian CD1 Weak
RAO, SAIRA Democratic CD1 Champion
SEDBROOK, DAVID Democratic CD1 Champion
NEGUSE, JOE Democratic CD2 Champion
WILLIAMS, MARK Democratic CD2 Champion
HANLON, KARL Democratic CD3 Supporter
MITSCH BUSH, DIANE Democratic CD3 Champion
KOHNE, CHASE Democratic CD4 Champion
SISTEK, LEN Democratic CD4 Champion
WEIL, RICHARD LYONS Democratic CD4 Champion
FIELD, BETTY Democratic CD5 Champion
SPAULDING, STEPHANY Democratic CD5 Champion
AARESTAD, DAVID Democratic CD6 Advocate
EDWARDS, ROGER Republican CD6 Opposed
TILLEMAN, LEVI Democratic CD6 Champion

*Scoring Criteria:
Champion: Demonstrated a consistent commitment to universal health care.
Advocate: Demonstrated significant thought and active involvement in addressing cost containment and increased coverage with incremental changes, eg., a public option, rather than with a universal system.
Supporter: Indicated some support for incremental increases in coverage and affordability of health care.
Weak: Indicated an interest in increasing the affordability of health care but offered no clear position on approaches.
Opposed: Recommended limiting the role of public support of health care or wanted to restrict or reduce current public health care services.