Saturday, March 20, 2010

Real Reform Vs Political Agendas

"Real reform doesn't require $569 billion in new tax increases on families and small businesses, slashing more than $400 billion from Medicare, the creation of hundreds of new federal programs and agencies and an all-powerful health care czar.

Real reform shouldn't force individuals and businesses to buy “government-approved” health care or require the IRS to hire more than 16,000 new agents just to enforce all the new mandates and taxes. Couldn't we use 16,000 more doctors and nurses instead?

The wrong path to reform is to raise the cost of health care on those who have it in order to give it to those who don't. Our focus, first and foremost, should be to lower health care costs so more people can afford it and fewer are uninsured.

A better solution is sitting in front of the president and can be voted on this weekend. It's H.R. 4038 — the step-by-step approach advocated by House Republicans. Built upon the advice of leaders of the Texas Medical Center who advocate retaining the best of America's current system while carefully addressing its complex shortfalls, H.R. 4038 is the only major reform bill the Congressional Budget Office confirms will actually lower health care premiums — by up to 10 percent." - Congressman Kevin Brady, 8th District of Texas

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