Liberal Washington Democrats Continue to PushBig Government Health CareTakeover
Shadegg: “Every American who cares about freedom should consider today’s Energy and Commerce Committee action a call to arms, as Democrats again pushed through thegovernment health caretakeover America has rejected, H.R. 3200.”
WASHINGTON, D.C.–Congressman John Shadegg(AZ-03) issued the following statement on today's continuation of the Energy and Commerce Committee markup of the Democrats’ government takeover of health care:
“Today, once again, liberal Washington Democrats in the House have demonstrated they are not listening to or interested in what theAmerican peoplewant inhealth care reform.
“Every American who cares about freedom should consider today’s Energy and Commerce Committee action a call to arms, as Democrats again pushed through the government health care takeover America has rejected, H.R. 3200.
“It would be the height of arrogance to simply ignore the public expression and outpouring of concern that has occurred since this committee first adjourned its markup of H.R. 3200 in July. Yet, sadly,Washingtonliberals have brushed aside the concerns of Americans and are pushing forward with their government takeover of health care.
“The American peopledo not want the heavy hand of government telling us what kind of care we can have. They do not want government micromanaging every aspect of ourhealth care system. They do not want a government mandate forcing them to buy insurance. They do not want an employer mandate. And they don’t want much of what’s in this more than 1,026 page bill, which to this day they will not release to the public.
“Every Republican bill provides reasonably priced coverage to every American with a pre-existing condition or chronic illness; allRepublican proposalsprovide coverage for every single American. What they don’t do is enact a government takeover of health care. Sadly, it is now completely clear thatPresident ObamaandSpeaker Nancy Pelosihave no interest in Republican ideas on health care reform. They will not listen until we kill this bill. For those Americans who mistakenly believeSpeaker Pelosihas backed off H.R. 3200, today’s action makes it clear she has not. If America does not want the bill they rejected in August, they need to speak up, and speak up loudly now.
“There’s a tremendous opportunity, here and now, for the Majority to act with humility, press thereset button, and work with Republicans to pass legislation that responds to the needs, wishes, and desires of the American people.”