DeMint: Americans Are Beginning to Win the Health Care Debate
Says now is the time to work on common-sense solutions
U.S. Sen. DeMint (R-South Carolina), chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, made the following statement today after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) announced that the Senate and House will not vote on President Obama's health care takeover bill before the August recess.
"Americans are making their voices heard and beginning to win the health care debate for true reform, not a government takeover," said Senator DeMint. "No one should be forced into a one-size-fits-all government plan that lets bureaucrats tell seniors what pills they can take or tells moms and dads what procedures their child can have. Americans are calling our offices with a simple message: 'keep your hands off my health care.' That's why I have introduced the Health Care Freedom Plan that allows every American to own a health care plan they control and keep the plan they have if they like it."
Senator DeMint is the author of the Health Care Freedom Plan, which provides all Americans with access to vouchers to get personal health insurance. The plan also allows Americans to access more affordable health coverage across state lines and limits frivolous medical lawsuits.
"There are serious problems with health care today and now is the time to work on common sense solutions that reduce the cost of health insurance and make it available to every American. I will continue to fight for health care freedom and true reform - and against any government takeover - so that all Americans can have guaranteed access to a personal health plan that they can afford, own, and keep, forever."
"I am very pleased my Democrat colleagues have now rejected the President's strategy to force through a bad bill before anyone has had a chance to even read it," said Senator DeMint. "Americans can win this debate but they are going to have to continue speaking out. They know the promises the President has made do not match up with the policies he is pushing. Over the August break, they need to connect with their Congressmen and Senators and let know that Washington shouldn't make their families' health care decisions."