Congressman Jerry Moran today issued the following statement after passage of the Obama-Pelosi health care reform legislation. This legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a 219-212 vote on Sunday evening. Moran opposed this measure.
"Tonight I voted against legislation that will jeopardize Kansans' access to health care services and take America in the wrong direction," said Moran. "Instead of working to improve our current system and reduce costs, the Obama-Pelosi health care plan substantially grows the Federal government, imposes job-killing tax hikes on our fragile economy, increases our growing deficit, and cuts Medicare by more than half a trillion dollars. I am extremely disappointed that President Obama and Speaker Pelosi have chosen to go their own way on this issue, with no input from those who disagree with them on what is best for America. Kansans are fed up with this "Washington knows best' attitude -- an approach that tramples on our Constitution, diminishes personal responsibility, and jeopardizes prosperity for our children and our nation. I pledge to work in an open and public way to repeal what Speaker Pelosi has done behind closed doors and replace it with commonsense legislation."