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Health Care and the Candidates in the 2018 Midterm Elections: Key Issues and Races

Issue Brief
  1. Wesleyan Media Project, Advertising Issue Spotlight (9/1/18-9/30/18), Middletown, CT; October 4, 2018.  Accessed at http://mediaproject.wesleyan.edu/releases/issues-100418/

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  2. Miller, Andy. “Medicaid, ACA, rural crisis, regulations: Gubernatorial candidates talk health care.” Georgia Health News September 5, 2018. Accessed at http://www.georgiahealthnews.com/2018/09/medicaid-expansion-con-rural-crisis-gubernatorial-candidates-health-care/

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  3. Shorman, Jonathan and Marso, Andy. “Another rural Kansas hospital is closing. A new fight over Medicaid expansion has begun.” Wichita Eagle October 2, 2018. Accessed at https://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article219356110.html

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  4. Oosting, Jonathon. “Medicaid expansion hangs in balance in Michigan gov race.” The Detroit News  September 18, 2018. Accessed at https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/09/18/schuette-whitmer-healthy-michigan-medicaid/1292309002/

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  5. Hohmann, James. “The Daily 202: GOP candidates caught in a bind on Medicaid.” The Washington Post  July 13, 2018.  Accessed at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/07/13/daily-202-gop-candidates-caught-in-a-bind-on-medicaid/5b47f9c51b326b3348addea3/?utm_term=.0661b57c0d75

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  6. Petroski, William and Pfannenstiel, Brianna. “Iowa’s Medicaid privatization: Kim Reynolds says right track; Fred Hubbell says disaster.” Des Moines Register September 4, 2018.  Accessed at  https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2018/09/04/iowa-kim-reynolds-fred-hubbell-governor-medicaid-politics-race-health-care-democrats-republicans/1192103002/

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  7. Hauswirth, Brian. “The Affordable Care Act is a key issue in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race.” Missourinet  August 14, 2018. Accessed at https://www.missourinet.com/2018/08/14/the-affordable-care-act-is-a-key-issue-in-missouris-u-s-senate-race/

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  8. Hawley, Josh. “Obamacare isn’t needed to protect pre-existing conditions.” Springfield News-Leader October 5, 2018. Accessed at https://www.news-leader.com/story/opinion/2018/10/03/josh-hawley-obamacare-isnt-needed-protect-pre-existing-conditions/1508838002/

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  9. Sanger-Katz, Margot. “No. 1 Aim of Democratic Campaign Ads: Protect Pre-existing Conditions.” New York Times The Upshot  September 17, 2018.  Accessed at https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/17/upshot/democrats-campaign-ads-pre-existing-conditions.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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  10. Riccardi, Nicholas. “With midterms approaching, Democrats go all-in on health care, pre-existing conditions.” Chicago Tribune  October 14, 2018.  Accessed at http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-midterms-healthcare-pre-existing-conditions-20181014-story.html

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  11. Rudavsky, Shari. “Why Braun says he supports covering pre-existing conditions and Donnelly doubts him.” IndyStar September 27, 2018.  Accessed at https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2018/09/27/indiana-senate-race-braun-donnelly-spar-over-obamacare-pre-existing-conditions/1368504002/

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  12. McGill, Brian and Bykowicz, Julie. “Health Care Crowds Out Jobs, Taxes in Midterm Ads.” Wall Street Journal  October 9, 2018.  Accessed at https://www.wsj.com/articles/health-care-crowds-out-jobs-taxes-in-midterm-ads-1539077423?mod=hp_lead_pos3

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  13. Gretchen Whitmer, Get It Done: Healthy Michigan, Health Economy, accessed on October 11, 2018 at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/gps-public-static/Gretchen-Whitmer/Whitmer_HealthcarePolicyDocument_09252018.pdf

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  14. Rayasam, Renuka. “Beto O’Rourke’s risky gamble on health care.” Politico July 14, 2018.  Accessed at https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/14/beto-orourke-texas-senate-health-care-november-675953

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  15. Jaspers, Bret. “Arizona U.S. Senate Candidates Walk a Fine Line on Health Care.” KJZZ (Phoenix)  September 24, 2018.  Accessed at https://kjzz.org/content/703179/arizona-us-senate-candidates-walk-fine-line-health-care

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  16. Andrew Gillum for Governor: Healthcare. Accessed at https://andrewgillum.com/issue/healthcare/.

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  17. Mazzei, Patricia. “In Florida, DeSantis Hopes to Woo Latinos—Not Just Cubans—by Denouncing ‘Socialism’” New York Times September 10, 2018. Accessed at https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/10/us/florida-ron-desantis-governor.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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  18. Guttmacher Institute. “Abortion Policy in the Absence of Roe.” Access on October 16, 2018 at https://www.guttmacher.org/state-policy/explore/abortion-policy-absence-roe

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  19. Dias, Elizabeth. “Abortion Opposition Once Defined Marsha Blackburn. But Not in Her Senate Race.” New York Times September 9, 2018.  Accessed at https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/09/us/politics/blackburn-abortion-tennessee-senate.html

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  20. Ryan, Mackenzie. “Kim Reynolds: Iowa is ‘No.1’ because of ‘fetal heartbeat’ law, nation’s strictest abortion ban.” Des Moines Register  May 12, 2018.  Accessed at https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2018/05/12/kim-reynolds-iowa-abortion-ban-fetal-heartbeat-conservative-faith-freedom-coalition/602946002/

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  21. Boshart, Rod. “Panelists: Hubbell a ‘game changer’ for women’s health.” Quad-City Times  September 19, 2018. Accessed at https://qctimes.com/news/local/government-and-politics/panelists-hubbell-a-game-changer-for-women-s-health/article_658922ed-1d08-54e4-aad2-2d0caf31ea00.html

     

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