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Scalise Statement On Passage Of Government Takeover Of Health Care, Which Scalise Strongly Opposed


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Steve Scalise issued the following statement today in response to the passage of H.R. 3590, the government takeover of health care.

"The bill that just passed has nothing to do with health care reform, but instead creates a government takeover of health care that will raise health costs on families by an average of 10 percent, add hundreds of billions in new job-killing taxes, along with reckless mandates and massive cuts to Medicare. The American people continue to voice their strong opposition to this bill, but the tone-deaf liberals running Congress have chosen to ignore their pleas for common-sense reforms.

"I will be urging our state's Attorney General to challenge the new law, including the unconstitutional mandate that all Americans have to buy government-approved health insurance."

The final vote was 219 -- 212.

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