Sen. Brown: Healthcare Fight Not Over

Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 09:16 AM

 

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In his column for the Boston Globe, Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., warns that the healthcare battle is far from over.

"By electing me to the U.S. Senate, the people of Massachusetts sent a clear message: Washington needs to get its priorities straight. Voters believed I would be the best candidate to fight for jobs and a stronger economy, keep our country safe, and serve as the 41st vote against the health care reform legislation debated in the Senate.

"After my election, Washington politicians began an aggressive push to bend the rules and force their unpopular health care bill on an unwilling nation. They went into secret negotiations to make up their own rules, and eventually found a way to circumvent the will of the people by using the reconciliation process to ram through their health care bill...

"When this legislation is fully implemented, the real cost to taxpayers is $2.6 trillion over years. Instead of reforming the health care system and bending the cost curve down, we are doing the exact opposite.

"Everywhere I go, people ask me what can be done about this now...

"For starters, we can work in a bipartisan manner to repeal the worst parts of this bill... "

To read the full Boston Globe story Go Here Now.


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