Nine out of 15 North San Diego County 1988 candidates for federal and state offices took time from their busy campaigns to answer a health care questionnaire sent them by our organization. We didn't hear from Leo McCarthy or Pete Wilson, nor did we receive replies from Daniel L. Muhe, Mary Christian, Sunny Mojonnier or Arnie Schoenberg.
Health care is a primary concern of many voters in the Nov. 8 election, and we felt that your readers might be interested in the answers of the remaining candidates.
The candidates were asked questions including their opinion on a state or national health-care plan, long-term health insurance, increased funding for research on brain-related disorders, more satellite mental health facilities, group housing for the mentally ill, treatment centers for the mentally ill, more adult day health care centers, public assistance screening agencies and increased funding for the National Health Service Corps.
In most cases, responses followed along party lines: Libertarians Bill Holmes, John Murphy and John Flanagan said no on all questions.