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Susan M. Collins

Susan M. Collins's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: Susan M. Collins
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
Primary June 10, 2014

Health and Health Care

2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 77%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 67%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 67%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 67%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 75%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 33%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 78%
2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 0%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 75%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 42%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 72%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 72%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 80%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 33%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 33%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 75%
2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 20%
2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 92%
2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 67%
2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 90%
2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 50%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 42%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 29%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 5%
2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 57%
2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 0%
2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 14%
2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 83%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 33%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 42%
2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 83%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 93%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2007-2008 AIDS United - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 42%
2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100%
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 60
2007-2008 The American Geriatrics Society - Elderly Health Advocacy Score A+
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 80%
2007 Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy - Positions 0%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 75%
2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 100%
2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 0
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50%
2006 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2006 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 60
2006 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 100%
2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 85%
2006 Protect Patients Now! - Positions 100%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 67%
2005-2006 American Nurses Association - Positions 80%
2005-2006 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 50%
2005-2006 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 80%
2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 50%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 40%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 40%
2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 80%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 54%
2004 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 100%
2004 American Public Health Association - Positions 29%
2004 Citizens for Health - Whole Person Health Rating - Whole Person Health Score 25%
2004 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 100%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 67%
2003-2004 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 45%
2003 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 100%
2003 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 0%
2003 American Public Health Association - Positions 38%
2003 American Society of Anesthesiologists - Positions 100%
2003 Global AIDS Alliance - Positions 40%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 17%
2002 American Public Health Association - Positions 57%
2002 Pennsylvania State Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50%
2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Fence Sitter
2001-2002 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 50%
2001-2002 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 80%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2001 AIDS United - Positions 85%
2001 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 50%
2001 American Medical Association - Positions 100%
2001 American Public Health Association - Positions 33%
2001 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 60%
2001 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2001 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Positions 100%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 25%
2000 American Public Health Association - Positions 29%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
1999-2002 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 30%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
1999 American Medical Association - Positions 0%
1999 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
1999 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
1998 American Public Health Association - Positions 50%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 50%
1997-1998 AIDS United - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 38%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 27%
1997 American Public Health Association - Positions 56%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 25%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
1996-2003 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
1995-2004 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 58%
1995-2004 Protect Patients Now! - Positions 100%
1995-1998 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%

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