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Government Takeover of Health Care is Not the Answer

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Location: Washington, DC

Mr. BILIRAKIS. Madam Speaker, the sad reality in our country today is that Americans are faced with skyrocketing health care costs. Rather than address the situation, Democrats passed a $1 trillion health care takeover that costs too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much.

Americans don't deserve this.

Americans deserve commonsense ideas, like medical liability reform, encouraging health savings accounts, strengthening association health plans, and allowing people to purchase health insurance across State lines--commonsense ideas. These reforms would make health care more affordable and accessible without passing on crushing debt to future generations.

Unlike the current health care law, which has raised taxes, cost jobs, and limited personal control of health care, Americans deserve meaningful and affordable health care reform that will lower costs, protect consumers, and increase accessibility while allowing Americans to control their own health care decisions. This misguided takeover of the health care system is not the answer.


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