U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today issued the following statement following President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress regarding healthcare reform:
"I and my colleagues in Congress agree with the need to pass meaningful reforms that will make the healthcare system more affordable and more accessible to all Americans. President Obama's speech tonight was his 28th to date on the subject. Frankly, he said nothing new that would convince me to support the proposal currently drafted in the House. The current bill still fails to protect the critical doctor-patient relationship, reduce costs through proven methods such as medical malpractice reform, and promote a results-oriented system. Given the significant and strident reaction by the American people, it is clearly time to scrap the current legislation and start fresh with real bipartisan input and public transparency of the process."