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Boustany: Working Together for American Health Care
Thursday, June 04, 2009
By Charles Boustany (R-LA)
American families are struggling with skyrocketing health care costs as our national economy emerges from a recession.
As a doctor and member of the House Republican Health Care Solutions Group, I have seen first hand American families and small businesses worried about rising costs and losing their coverage. The Urban Institute reported that President Obama’s health care plan would cost at least $1.5 trillion, more than double the $634 billion called for in the President’s original budget.
Why place this huge tax burden on businesses when America is in the midst of a recession? Wouldn’t this ultimately destroy and diminish American jobs and workers’ take home pay?
Although, Republicans and Democrats differ on some important health care policy issues, common ground exists on health care reform among the two parties. We both believe:
Republicans want to work with the President and his fellow Democrats to guarantee that every American has access to affordable, high-quality health coverage without more GM-style government takeovers. Working together we can achieve real results in healthcare.