Bono Mack Calls for Meaningful Health Care Reform, Not Government Takeover

Statement

By:  Mary Bono Mack
Date: Aug. 11, 2009
Location: Washington, DC


Bono Mack Calls for Meaningful Health Care Reform, Not Government Takeover

Calling a government takeover of health care bad medicine for America, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack today issued the following statement to urge Congress to do better to address the health care needs of every day Americans and emphasize the importance of meaningful health care reform:

"Americans are rightly concerned about health care reform - it's clear we need meaningful changes that will make health care more affordable and more accessible for all Americans, but what we don't need is a government takeover of health care. Such a flawed approach will do more to expand bureaucracy and unsustainable spending levels than help every day Americans in need of better health care," said Bono Mack

"We can - and must - do more to improve our nation's health care without putting layers of bureaucrats between patients and their doctors and without threatening people's ability to choose a plan that best meets their needs.

"I remain committed to enacting meaningful health care reform and will continue to work with local residents, the medical community and my colleagues in Congress on both sides of the aisle on this important issue. Health care reform must be a priority, but we must work together to do this right."