The webpages of the candidates were reviewed looking for statements of support for “Medicare for All”l or “Single-Payer Health Care” or “HR 676”.  Here are the results:

US Senator

Bob Casey (D)- incumbent – No statement of support for Medicare for All

Multiple Republican candidates None with statement of support for Medicare for All

 

US House Districts

PA 3

Mike Kelly (R)- incumbent – No statement of support for Medicare for All

Brian Skibo (D)- No statement of support for Medicare for All

Chris Rieger (D) Yes, statement of support for Medicare for All on website

Robert Multari (D)No statement of support for Medicare for All

PA 5

Glenn Thompson (R) – incumbent –  No statement of support for Medicare for All

Marc Friedenberg (D) – Yes, statement of support for Medicare for All on website.

Wade Jodun (D) –  Has a statement of support for Medicare for All on website but then says, “I support initially having a “public option” that allows people to buy into the Medicare program voluntarily”.

Kerith Strano Taylor (D) – No statement of support for Medicare for All

PA 9

Bill Shuster (R)- Incumbent – retiring

Benjamin Dayton “Ben” Hornberger (R) – Facebook only, no website.  No statement of support for Medicare for All

Art Halvorson (R) Facebook only, no website.  No statement of support for Medicare for All

John Eichelberger (R) – No statement of support for Medicare for All

Dave Reed (R) – No website.

Travis Schooley (R) – Facebook only, no website.  No statement of support for Medicare for All

Mike Cordaro (D)- Facebook only, no website,  Statement of support for Medicare for All on Twitter page.  Unclear if he is an active candidate.

Adam Sedlock (D)- Facebook only, no website.   No statement of support for Medicare for All

Susan Boser (D) Facebook only, no website.  No statement of support for Medicare for All

PA 12

Keith Rothfus (R)- incumbent –  No statement of support for Medicare for All

Tom Prigg (D) Yes, statement of support for HR 676

Beth Tarasi (D)- No statement of support for Medicare for All

Aaron Anthony (D)- No statement of support for Medicare for All

Ray Linsenmayer (D)-  No statement of support for Medicare for All

PA 14

Mike Doyle (D)- incumbent – No statement of support for Medicare for All.  Rep. Doyle is officially a co-sponsor of HR 676.  Medicare for All advocates have asked him to post his support for HR 676 on his official and campaign websites but, thus far, he has refused to do so.  He contributes hundreds of thousands of dollars every election to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  This is an organization that collects money from health industry groups and finances campaigns of candidates who are opposed to Medicare for All.  He has been asked to stop financing this organization and, instead, give his political money directly to candidates who publicly support Medicare for All.  Already in 2017 he has paid $25,000 to the DCCC.

PA 18

SPECIAL ELECTION (MARCH 13, 2018):

Rick Saccone (R) Republican candidate in Special Election – No statement of support for Medicare for All

Conor Lamb (D) Democratic candidate in Special Election. No statement of support for Medicare for All

PRIMARY ELECTION (MAY 2018):

Saccone and Lamb (above) are also candidates in the Primary Election.

Multiple Republican candidates None with statement of support for Medicare for All

Pam Iovino (D) – No statement of support for Medicare for All

Bob Solomon(D) Yes, statement of support for Medicare-for-All.

Mike Crossey (D)Website no longer active.

Gina Domenica Cerilli (D) – No website.

Ruben Brock (D) – No website.

 

List of known candidates from http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G17/PA#H18. (this site also has links to many of the candidates web pages) and from https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections_in_Pennsylvania,_2018.

(Link to Congressional District map)

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UPDATED 02/13/18