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Frelinghuysen Decries House Passage Of Pelosi Health Care Bill

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Location: Washington, D.C.

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) today decried House passage of H.R. 3962, the health care bill introduced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

In remarks on the House floor Saturday afternoon during debate on H.R 3962, Frelinghuysen called the bill "a toxic-mixture of job-killing higher taxes, rampant new mandates on businesses and individuals of all ages and damaging Medicare cuts, combined with a government takeover of health care."

Frelinghuysen said the bill "will change forever - in a very negative way - the future delivery and quality of health care for every man, woman and child in America!"

Frelinghuysen told his colleagues that he visited with thousands of New Jersey residents at town hall meetings, retirement communities, nursing homes and senior clubs and visited area hospitals and businesses, large and small and met with various medical societies and health providers -- doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, home health aides, chiropractors, surgeons, pediatricians, etc.

Frelinghuysen said, "They are worried about how this massive bill -- over 19-hundred pages long - will affect their doctor-patient relationship, their personal care and their ability to afford their health insurance."


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