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Bono Mack: Partisan Health Care Overhaul Is Wrong Approach

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Location: Washington, DC

Bono Mack: Partisan Health Care Overhaul Is Wrong Approach

Emphasizing overwhelming opposition to the partisan health care bill to initiate a government-run overhaul of America's health care system, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) today sent a letter to the President and Congressional Democrat leadership calling for a meaningful, bipartisan approach that will make health care more affordable and accessible to the American people.

"Congress should be focused on improving our health care system for every day Americans, not on scoring political points and pursuing a massive overhaul of health care that Americans have clearly rejected," said Bono Mack. "The Majority has the opportunity to do the right thing and work with all Members of Congress on health care reforms that are in the best interest of the American people, instead of putting the government in charge of medical decisions that should be made by patients and their doctors.

"As the daughter and granddaughter of physicians and Representative for a district that would greatly benefit from real health care reform, I urge the Majority leadership to reconsider this reckless decision to move ahead with such a partisan and fundamentally flawed piece of legislation. This is not the "bipartisan' approach that was promised.

"It is my hope that the Majority changes direction and reaches beyond partisan politics to craft a more balanced and effective bill that improves our health care system at a price we can afford."

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