John McCain/Health Policy

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Sen. John McCain in 1999 said he did not support a repeal of Roe v. Wade. In 2007, Sen. McCain voted to adopt an amendment that prohibits funds being granted to organizations that perform abortions when a woman's life is not in danger, unless the organization is a hospital. Recently, he abandoned goals to change his party's platform on abortion to allow exceptions based on rape, incest and the life of the mother.

Senator McCain supported the interests of the American Academy of Family Physicians 0 percent in 2007, and voted for the interests of the American College of Emergency Physicians 100 percent in 2004. Also in 2007, NARAL Pro-Choice America gave Senator McCain a grade of 0, and in 2006 he supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 75 percent.



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Reproductive issues

In 2007, Sen. McCain voted to adopt an amendment that prohibits funds being granted to organizations that perform abortions when a woman's life is not in danger, unless the organization is a hospital. He also voted to define a "targeted low-income child" who is eligible for child health assistance under the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) as "an individual under age 19, including the period from conception to birth."

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Health issues

Senator McCain supported the interests of the American Academy of Family Physicians 0 percent in 2007, and voted for the interests of the American College of Emergency Physicians 100 percent in 2004.

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http://blog.heritage.org/?p=37820

http://dailyradar.com/beltwayblips/story/gop-labels-berwick-a-health-care-rationing-czar/

http://healthcarebillfacts.com/2010/07/floor-statement-of-senator-john-mccain-on-health-care-bill-113009-part-2/

EXCELLENT RESOURCE, this is the floor statement of John McCain on the recent health care bill. Definitely worth reading if interested in McCain policy and work.

Abortion issues

In 1999, McCain stated in an interview that he did not advocate the repeal of Roe vs. Wade. He was quoted as saying: "...in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade, which would then force X number of women in America to [undergo] illegal and dangerous operations." [1]

In November 2006 during an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week", McCain stated that he is in favor of a constitutional amendment banning abortions except in cases of rape, incest, and where the life of the mother was in danger. He conceded that this was not likely, and noted that given that unlikelihood, he would support the overturning of Roe vs. Wade in order to give the power to legislate abortion to individual states. [2]

In 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America gave Senator McCain a grade of 0, and in 2006 he supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 75 percent.

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