HEALTH CARE: Christie Vilsack Waiting On Ruling
Democratic 4th Congressional District candidate Christie Vilsack said Friday she is waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the Obama Administration’s Affordable Health Care Act.
Vilsack, appearing on the IPTV show Iowa Press was asked if she was for or against the individual mandate to purchase services. Vilsack replied; “neither.”
The wife of former governor and current U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said she is in favor of keeping positive portions of the bill, including electronic medical records, keeping children on their parents’ insurance until age 26, and pre-existing conditions insurance.
Vilsack said she will be releasing her policy on health care after the Supreme Court issues its ruling on the Affordable Healthcare Act, dubbed “Obamacare” by her opponent Steve King.
“I decided it wouldn’t make much sense to do it while waiting for the Supreme Court to come out with its decision,” said Vilsack.
The Ames Democrat said she looks to three main points in health care, cost, access, and quality.
During the broadcast she repeated her focus on helping provide jobs for people in small towns. She also criticized her opponent for voting for a pay raise for Congress.