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Tiberi: Democrats' Take-Over of Health Care Exactly What We Don't Need

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Location: Washington, DC

Vote Planned Today To Repeal Democrats' Health Care Reform Measure

U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) today issued the following statement regarding the planned vote on the repeal of the Democrats' health care measure:

"What I've heard over and over again from Central Ohioans is that they want a patient-centered, patient-focused health care system, not one that is government-focused and government-centered. The Democrats' health reform plan is government-focused. So over the next few months we'll begin to spell out for the American people some of the provisions in this reform that have not been so popularized. Measures like the medicine cabinet tax that just took effect. It's a change to individuals' Flexible Spending Accounts that no longer allows patients to buy over-the-counter medicine, like allergy pills or baby Motrin, using the flexible spending dollars. Next year, the law changes it even further and puts a cap on the amount of money you can contribute to your flexible spending account. These moves end up increasing the cost of healthcare for patients. Hidden taxes like this, cuts to Medicare, and growing bureaucracies created by this law, lead to exactly what Central Ohioans don't want -- government inserted into the middle of their most personal decisions."


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