Congressman Lamar Smith issued the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats unveiled their 1,990-page trillion-dollar government takeover of health care bill:
"This 1,990-page behemoth will raise premiums and health care costs on all Americans. It imposes mandates and new taxes on the middle class and small businesses. It fails to address tort reform and it dumps a huge unfunded expansion of Medicaid on the states," said Smith. "Combined with budget gimmicks to hide $245 billion in costs and massive cuts to senior benefits, this is an outright deceptive bill."