Issue Position: Health Care

Issue Position

By:  Marsha Blackburn
Date: Jan. 1, 2011
Location: Unknown

Congressman Blackburn understands that the rising cost of health care coverage is unsustanable. She also knows that the current health care market leaves too many Americans without the care they need at a price they can afford. She believes that market based reforms, that put patients and not Federal bureaucrats in the drivers seat, are the best means to expand access at a lower cost.

To that end, Congressman Blackburn supported moves by House Republicans to repeal ObamaCare and was one of the first Members to introduce legislation to replace it. H.R. 371 would allow Americans to shop for health care insurance across state lines, allowing insurance companies to compete for your business. For more information on H.R. 371, please click here.

Much of the health care debate you will see in this Congress is a result of the law passed in the 111th Congress- a law that even supporters acknowlegable is filled with unworkable levels of bureaucracy.