The Fact Is Richard Carmona Is A Strong Proponent Of Government-Run Healthcare
PHOENIX – Over two years ago, Richard Carmona made it very clear that he supported Obamacare, which may be why he’s the only Democrat in the entire country who was personally recruited by President Obama to run for the U.S. Senate. Now with the President’s approval rating at 43 percent in Arizona, Carmona is trying to run away from Mr. Obama and his job-killing healthcare law.
Yesterday, Richard Carmona said he wouldn’t support anyone else’s healthcare plan. Yet it wasn’t too long ago that Carmona called President Obama"brave” for ramming his $1.76 trillion healthcare law through Congress.
Notably, a new ad is out reminding Arizonans that while Richard Carmona will be a reliable vote for President Obama’s liberal agenda, Jeff Flake will always fight for Arizona.
"You can tell the election is getting close, because even Barack Obama’s handpicked candidate, Richard Carmona is trying to run from his support from the President’s job-killing healthcare law,” said Arizona Republican Party spokesman Tim Sifert. "Not only does Carmona support ObamaCare, he’s called President Obama brave for ramming his healthcare law through Congress, and it’s why we need Jeff Flake a proven reformer who will repeal this law and get our country working again.”
RICHARD CARMONA CAN TRY AND RUN FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA’S HEALTHCARE LAW
RICHARD CARMONA: "I'm not gonna support anybody else's plan. (Richard Carmona, Military Officers Association of America Event In Tucson, 9/26/12)
RICHARD CARMONA: I'm not here to defend anyone else's plan. (Richard Carmona, Military Officers Association of America Event In Tucson, 9/26/12)
BUT IT WON’T HIDE THE FACT THAT HE STRONGLY SUPPORTS PRESIDENT OBAMA’S HEALTHCARE LAW
RICHARD CARMONA: "Carmona served as the 17th surgeon general of the United States under President George W. Bush. Last year, he participated in series of health care town halls that the congresswoman held in Tucson, Sierra Vista and Green Valley. ‘The issue facing our country is how do we get the best care for the most people at the least cost,’ Carmona said. ‘We spend more for health care than any other nation on Earth, but the metrics of our results don’t reflect that. We need to move toward a health care system, not the sick care system that we have today. This legislation moves us closer to that. This bill is not perfect. But these are complex issues and we must move forward. And then I hope we can sit down with level heads and make it even better for the benefit of the American people.’” (“U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Announces Support For Historic Health Insurance Reform Legislation,” Congresswoman Giffords Press Release, 3/20/10)
RICHARD CARMONA: Yes I support [President Obama’s healthcare law]. However I spoke to the President, to the senior leadership Harry Reid, Schumer, Murray on all these issues. I think what the President did was brave. ... Clearly it’s where I am.” (Richard Carmona, Arizona Democrat Meeting, 10/21/12)
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