Last updated on: 1/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Jon Kyl, LLB Biography

Title:
Former US Senator (R-AZ)
Position:
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“As 2009 drew to a close, the House of Representatives and the Senate each passed versions of a health-care reform bill based largely on President Obama’s call for government-run care – even though polls showed nearly two in three Americans opposed the plan. (A CNN poll in December found that 61 percent opposed the legislation, and just 36 percent supported it.)

Both the House- and Senate-passed versions of the bill would impose $500 billion in new taxes and cut roughly $500 billion from Medicare to pay for a new health-care entitlement, raise health insurance premiums for just about everyone, and increase Washington’s control over health-care decisions.

I voted against the Senate bill, the single most dangerous consequence of which is the inevitable rationing that would result in the delay and denial of care.”

“Health Care,” www.kyl.senate.gov (accessed June 25, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care and related issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to health care and related issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP, 2013-present
  • US Senator (R-AZ), 1994-Jan. 2013
  • Member, Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Member, Senate Finance Committee
  • Member, US House of Representatives (R-AZ), 1986-1994
  • Recipient, TIME magazine 10 Best Senators Award, 2006
  • Chair, Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, 1984-1985
  • Founder, Arizona Crime Victim Foundation, 1983
  • Attorney, Jennings, Strouss and Salmon, 1966-1986
Education:
  • LLB, University of Arizona, 1966
  • BA, Political Science, University of Arizona, 1964
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Will the quality of care from public health programs such as Medicare and Medicaid improve?