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Jo Rae Perkins on Health Care

 

 


No masks; I don't need to be a doctor--I know how to read

I asked, "Do you not believe in wearing masks?"

"Do you see one?" Perkins replied.

"I do not. But what's your answer?"

"No," Perkins said

"Why not?"

"They do absolutely nothing to protect you," she said confidently.

So I asked, "How do you know that? Are you a scientist?"

"No, I don't need to be a scientist. I've done tons of reading," Perkins retorted.

"Oh. Are you a doctor?" I asked.

"I don't need to be a doctor either. I know how to read," she said with a chuckle.

Source: CNN coverage of 2022 Oregon Senate race , Aug 22, 2020

Parents have the right to choose not to vaccinate kids

Jo Rae Perkins supports the right of citizens to be educated with a full understanding of what is in the recommended vaccinations and all known side effects. She also supports the right of parents to choose not to vaccinate their children.
Source: 2020 Oregon Senate campaign website PerkinsForUSSenate.vote , Jun 17, 2020

COVID: Against lockdown: "That is a communist country"

Perkins is particularly insistent that both the state and federal governments have been overreaching during the current pandemic. She's participated in protests against Gov. Kate Brown's shutdown orders aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus. The government should "get out of the way and let people live their lives," said Perkins. Perkins said forcing people to stay locked down at home is "not America. That is a communist country. And I don't live in a communist country."
Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting on 2020 Oregon Senate race , May 22, 2020

ObamaCare alternative so medical insurance won't skyrocket

Q: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("")?

A: Yes. The cost of medical insurance has skyrocketed. There are still millions of citizens 'uninsured'. My website has a paper on alternatives to ObamaCare and other insurance issues.

Source: Vote Smart Oregon Congressional 2018 NPAT , Nov 1, 2018

Strongly anti-universal coverage, according to AFA survey.

Perkins opposes the AFA survey question on universal coverage

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'It is the government's responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-5A on Sep 11, 2020

Strongly pro-private insurance, according to AFA survey.

Perkins opposes the AFA survey question on eliminating private insurance

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-5B on Sep 11, 2020

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