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Start Over On Health Care

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. Speaker, here are the results of a new Investor's Business Daily public opinion poll about health care, and if you look at the chart right here, you will see those results.

Asked if Congress should pass the current health care bill or start over, respondents said ``start fresh'' by a 2 to 1 ratio, by 61 percent to 32 percent, start over.

For Independents, the split was 65 percent to only 24 percent.

On using the budget reconciliation process to circumvent a Senate filibuster to help pass the bill, 51 percent were opposed and 35 percent in favor.

Independents disliked the idea by 57 percent to 29 percent, with 39 percent opposing it strongly.

By 41 percent to 27 percent, Americans were more likely to oppose than support lawmakers who voted for the current health care reform bill.

The American people are right: Congress should listen, start over, and do it right.

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