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Ben Nelson's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: E. Benjamin 'Ben' Nelson
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Diane; 4 Children: Kevin, Kristy, Patrick, Sara
Birth Date: 05/17/1941
Birth Place: McCook, NE
Home City: Omaha, NE
Religion: Methodist
Date Title
Issue Position: Making Health Insurance Affordable
Issue Position: Rural Health
Issue Position: Seniors' Health
June 28, 2012 Supreme Court Affirms Health Care Improvements for Neraskans
June 28, 2012 Supreme Court Affirms Health Care Improvements for Nebraskans
June 27, 2012 Activist Supreme Court could Pave Way to Single-Payer Health Care
June 27, 2012 Lincoln Journal Star - Nelson Says Ideological Court May Jeopardize Health Care
June 18, 2012 Affordable Health Care at Risk
June 15, 2012 Health Care Repeal Could Strip Coverage from More than 15,000 Young Nebraskans
June 14, 2012 Activist Supreme Court could Deny Health Care for Children
June 13, 2012 Health Care Costs Will Jump if Activist Supreme Court Strikes Down Health Reform Provisions
June 12, 2012 Activist Supreme Court Will Likely Trigger Rising Health Costs, Jeopardize Care for Children with Pre-Existing Conditions
May 24, 2012 Nelson: Partisan Politics Pump Up College Costs
April 9, 2012 Column: Adding to Education's Three R's
Feb. 10, 2012 Addressing Conscience Concerns
Feb. 2, 2012 New Report Shows Nebraska Medicare Recipients are Benefitting from Health Reform Law
Jan. 4, 2012 Leaving Senate Doesn't Mean Retirement
Dec. 5, 2011 Nelson Insists Money for Health Insurance Exchange Grants Nor Be Wasted
Oct. 6, 2011 Letter to Dr. Don Berwick, Department of Health and Human Services
Aug. 29, 2011 Hearing from Nebraskans in August Public Meetings
July 20, 2011 Healthcare Fairness
July 15, 2011 Nelson's Medicaid Fix would Save $13 Billion for Debt Reduction
July 14, 2011 Nelson's Bill would Make it Easier to Use Health Savings Plans for Over-the-Counter Drugs
June 28, 2011 Improve Medicare, Don't End It
June 23, 2011 Telehealth Decision Saves Money and Lives in Nebraska
May 18, 2011 Letter to Donald Berwick, M.D., Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
May 14, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America
May 9, 2011 Filling Health Care Gaps in Rural Nebraska
May 5, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America
March 25, 2011 GAO Report Outlines Ways to Insure Americans
March 3, 2011 Senator Nelson Responds to Mistaken View
Feb. 8, 2011 MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" - Transcript
Feb. 3, 2011 Improve Health Care for Nebraskans, Don't Take it Away
Jan. 10, 2011 Healthy Nebraskans and a Healthy Economy
Dec. 13, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Lisa Jackson, Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency & The Honorable Jacob Lew, Director, Office of Management and Budget
Nov. 22, 2010 Nebraskans To Receive Better Value For Their Health Insurance Premiums
Nov. 1, 2010 New Health Care Law: No Government Takeover, Improving Private System Will Help Nebraska Families
Nov. 1, 2010 Column: Wellness and the Work Place
Sept. 24, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Julius Genachowski, Chairman Federal Communications Commission
Sept. 22, 2010 Nelson: Insurance Tax Should Be Cut
Sept. 13, 2010 Don't Blame Exorbitant Insurance Rate Increases On Health Care Reform
Sept. 13, 2010 Nelson: Concern for Wellness Programs May Doom important Small Business Paperwork Amendment
Aug. 30, 2010 Nelson: Nebraskans Want Healthy and Educated Children, Not Divise Politics
Aug. 18, 2010 Nelson: Report Shows Cost Burden Currently Being Placed On State Government
Aug. 2, 2010 Column: Some Facts About The New Health Care Law
July 21, 2010 Nelson Reacts To New Study On Health Care Tax Credits For Nebraska Small Businesses
July 12, 2010 Letter To Mr. Douglas Shulman, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service
June 7, 2010 Column: The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act: Immediate Benefits For Nebrasksa
April 5, 2010 Op-Ed: Health Care Reform And Small Business
March 29, 2010 Nelson, Smith, Terry Talk Health Care Bill At Youth Forum
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