Ohio State Government March 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter

Mike DeWine Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Senate

Candidate Answers Questions on the Issues

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Ohio and asked of all candidates for this office.

Read the answers from all candidates.

Questions & Answers

1. Should the United States pay all its dues to the United Nations as was originally agreed upon in its charter?

I support paying our fair share of United Nations dues, and also support funding to pay our outstanding arrears with the U.N. I voted for legislation that included a bipartisan agreement to provide $351 million for U.N. arrears.

2. What specific measures, if any, would you support to reform health care?

I believe the following components need to be a part of health care reform: Guaranteed emergency room care Direct access to an OB-GYN or pediatrician Ensure pregnant mothers have continuity of care The ability to see the doctor of your choice Higher investments in medical research, which will improve the quality of care Prescription drug coverage to seniors that can't afford it Measures to make health insurance more affordable and accessible A timely and inexpensive appeals process for all patients to contest a denial of coverage.

3. What measures, if any, would you support to reform our campaign finance system?

I co-wrote a bipartisan campaign reform bill that would: increase disclosure requirements. The support of individuals and organizations for candidates should be public. Expand broadcast ad reporting requirements. Interest groups that place political ads should meet the same reporting requirements for candidates that buy political ads. Cap soft money contributions at $60,000. Most experts believe a soft money ban is unconstitutional. I support a middle ground, rather than leave it unrestricted. Adjust individual limits for inflation. If we cap soft money and do not adjust hard-money limits, more money will go to third-party ads, away from public view.

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