Carol Shea-Porter and John Russell; health care heroes
Shea-Porter has been unwavering in her dedication to getting health care to every American citizen.
"The plan I support is Medicare for all," the incumbent congresswoman said on her campaign Web site. "It is cost effective and the structure is already in place.
"With Medicare, health care is privately delivered," the site says. "This allows the freedom to choose your own doctors."
Shea-Porter said she was proud to be an original cosponsor of the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act, which requires the federal government to negotiate lower prices for Medicare prescription drugs.
Russell favors a single-payer health "Medicare-for-all" plan that would allow patients to stick with private insurers if they wish to. He supports a 16-month timetable to withdraw most U.S. troops from Iraq. He also vows to push for a viable alternative energy plan to include government investment and incentive programs.