Tonight the United States House of Representatives voted on H.R. 3962, the government-run health care program known as the Affordable Health Care for Americans Act of 2009. Congressman Bilbray's statement follows:
"This bill will cost taxpayers more than $1 trillion. This is the wrong prescription when unemployment is at 10.2 percent in San Diego and Congress has already spent trillions of dollars on the Wall Street Bailout, the AIG bailouts, the auto bailout and the stimulus bill. The last thing we should be doing is burdening our small businesses with additional taxes and forcing every American taxpayer to fund free health care for illegal immigrants. In addition, this bill cuts Medicare Advantage for seniors. That is something I cannot support."