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Thomas 'Chet' Edwards's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Health and Health Care

2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 60%
2010 American Society for Radiation Oncology - U.S. House Score 100%
2010 National Association of Social Workers - House of Representatives Score 0%
2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 86%
2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 33%
2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 16%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 25%
2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 50%
2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 78%
2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 0%
2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 88%
2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 50%
2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 40%
2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 85%
2008 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - U.S. House Score 66%
2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 71%
2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 75%
2007-2008 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 14%
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100
2007-2008 The American Geriatrics Society - Elderly Health Advocacy Score B+
2007 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions (House Only) 100%
2007 Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy - Positions 0%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2007 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 100%
2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 60%
2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 50
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%
2006 American Public Health Association - Positions 40%
2006 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 40
2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 82%
2005-2006 AIDS United - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 14%
2005-2006 American Nurses Association - Positions 75%
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 25%
2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 85%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 45%
2005-2006 National Rural Health Association - Positions 50%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 88%
2005 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 100%
2005 The American College of Physicians - Positions 0%
2004 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 50%
2004 American Public Health Association - Positions 78%
2003-2004 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 25%
2003-2004 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 17%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9%
2003-2004 National Rural Health Association - Positions 0%
2003 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 50%
2003 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 0%
2003 American Public Health Association - Positions 89%
2003 American Society of Anesthesiologists - Positions 25%
2003 Global AIDS Alliance - Positions 75%
2002 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 100%
2002 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100%
2002 American Public Health Association - Positions 83%
2002 Pennsylvania State Nurses Association - Positions 67%
2001-2002 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 62%
2001-2002 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 60%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 38%
2001 AIDS United - Positions 80%
2001 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 75%
2001 American Medical Association - Positions 100%
2001 American Public Health Association - Positions 88%
2001 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 60%
2001 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 91%
2001 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Positions 0%
2000 American Medical Association - Positions 100%
2000 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
1999-2002 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 64%
1999-2000 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 80%
1999 American Medical Association - Positions 66%
1999 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 15%
1999 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 91%
1998 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 AIDS United - Positions 70%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 20%
1997 American Public Health Association - Positions 71%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 25%
1996 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 70%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 11%
1995-2004 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 86%
1995-2003 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 82%
1995-1998 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 90%
1995-1996 AIDS United - Positions 80%
1995-1996 Smokefree Action - Positions 0%
1995 American Public Health Association - Positions 58%
1993-1996 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 84%
1991 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 70%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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