Democrat Congressional Leaders to 83% of Americans:
If you like your health care, too bad…we are taking it away.
Shadegg: “Democrats in Congress are proposing a Washington takeover that threatens thehealth care coverageof millions of Americans who are happy with their current plan.”
Today, Congressman John Shadegg (AZ-3) issued the following statement after leading House Democrats ChairmenHenry Waxman(D-CA),Charlie Rangel(D-NY), andGeorge Miller(D-CA) unveiled an outline of theirhealth care reform billmoving towards government control ofAmerica’s health caresystem.
“Democrats in Congress are proposing a Washington takeover that threatens thehealth care coverageof millions of Americans who are happy with their current plan. Though Democrats refuse to release details about their bill, their plan should trouble all Americans.
“The Democrats’ proposal will:
·Tax thehealth care benefitsyou get from your employer – raising the cost ofprivate health coverageand causing your employer to drop it. In other words, to the 83% of Americans who like the coverage they currently have from their employers, too bad you will lose it.
·Fine employers who don’t provide health coverage designed byWashington, destroying jobs and depressing wages in the middle of a recession.
·Mandate all Americans purchase a government-designed health plan or punish them for failing to do so.
·Impose lengthy wait lists and deny drugs, tests, and treatments based on bureaucrats’ decisions instead the choices of individual Americans in consultation with their doctors. What you have and 83% of Americans like now will be wiped out and gone.
·Be rushed through Congress in barely 40 days to keep theAmerican peoplein the dark.
“Ourhealth care systemneeds to be reformed—reforms that will give Americans real choice and affordable care. But health care is too personal for a “one-size-fits-all” government plan. It’s time for health care to become personalized and individualized. It’s time to give patients choice, driving cost down and quality up.”