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GOP's Boustany: Obamacare Will Be More Costly

Wednesday, 09 Sep 2009 09:24 PM

By Rick Pedraza

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Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., said in response to President Barack Obama’s prime-time speech to Congress Wednesday night that the Republican Party is ready — and has been ready — to work with Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress “for common-sense reforms that our nation can afford.

”Boustany, who delivered the Republican response to Obama’s plans for healthcare reform, said a bipartisasn plan focused on lowering the cost of healthcare while improving quality is what is needed.

“Most Americans wanted to hear the President tell Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Reid and the rest of Congress that it’s time to start over on a common-sense, bipartisan plan focused on lowering the cost of healthcare while improving quality,” Boustany, a retired heart surgeon said.

“That’s what I heard over the past several months in talking to thousands of my constituents. Replacing your family’s current healthcare with government-run healthcare is not the answer. In fact, it’ll make healthcare much more expensive.”

Boustany said his statement reflects not only his personal opinion as a doctor, but because he understands what the bill will include.

“I read the bill Democrats passed through committee in July. It creates 53 new government bureaucracies, adds hundreds of billions to our national debt, and raises taxes on job-creators by $600 billion. And, it cuts Medicare by 5$00 billion while doing virtually nothing to make the program better for our seniors,” he said.

“This Congress can pass meaningful reform soon to reduce some of the fear and anxiety families are feeling in these very difficult times. Working together in a bipartisan way, we can truly lower the cost of healthcare while improving quality for the American people.”

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