U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement after Speaker Pelosi unveiled her latest plan for a government takeover of health care that will raise taxes, increase our national debt, and put government bureaucrats between patients and their doctors:
“It is no surprise that after weeks of closed door meetings, Speaker Pelosi released yet another version of her government run health care plan. Their latest plan does nothing to control rising health care costs, adds to our already crippling national debt, drastically cuts Medicare and Medicare Advantage which hurts our seniors, and taxes our small businesses and families.
“I stand with the people of my district who want real reform, not the government dictating to them what is or isn’t covered. That is why I support the alternative health care proposals that have been introduced by my House Republican colleagues. The bill I support will lower health care costs and improve access without a massive government intervention.
“The bill we need would preserve our right to choose our own doctor; protect Medicare and Medicaid, empower small businesses to get better insurance rates, limit junk lawsuits, prevent public funds from paying for abortions, reject a government takeover of our health care system, and would not bankrupt our nation.”