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Richard Hugh Baker

Richard Hugh Baker's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: Richard Hugh Baker

Health and Health Care

2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 50%
2007 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions (House Only) 0%
2007 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 0%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 5%
2006 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2006 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50
2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2005-2006 AIDS United - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 11%
2005-2006 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 88%
2005-2006 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 50%
2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Rural Health Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 0%
2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2005 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 0%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2005 The American College of Physicians - Positions 100%
2004 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 100%
2004 American Public Health Association - Positions 56%
2004 Citizens for Health - Whole Person Health Rating - Whole Person Health Score 25%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
2003-2004 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 67%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Rural Health Association - Positions 100%
2003 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 100%
2003 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100%
2003 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2003 American Society of Anesthesiologists - Positions 75%
2003 Global AIDS Alliance - Positions 0%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2002 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 100%
2002 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100%
2002 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2002 Pennsylvania State Nurses Association - Positions 67%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 12%
2001-2002 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 40%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 25%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2001 AIDS United - Positions 60%
2001 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 25%
2001 American Medical Association - Positions 0%
2001 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2001 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 20%
2001 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 27%
2001 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Positions 100%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2000 American Medical Association - Positions 100%
2000 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
1999-2002 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 7%
1999-2000 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 10%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999 American Medical Association - Positions 66%
1999 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
1998 American Public Health Association - Positions 13%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1997-1998 AIDS United - Positions 27%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
1996 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 0%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
1995-2004 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0%
1995-2003 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
1995-1998 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
1995-1996 AIDS United - Positions 13%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27%
1995-1996 Smokefree Action - Positions 14%
1995 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%
1994 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
1993-1996 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
1993 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%
1991 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 0%

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