HEALTH CARE WITHOUT RAISING TAXES AND COSTING JOBS; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 110
(House of Representatives - July 21, 2009)

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           HEALTH CARE WITHOUT RAISING TAXES AND COSTING JOBS

  (Mrs. McMORRIS RODGERS asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Mrs. McMORRIS RODGERS. We can have health care reform without raising 
taxes and costing jobs. The health care version currently being debated 
in Congress is recognized and called by many as a prescription for 
disaster--disaster as it relates to ensuring quality and affordable 
health care and disaster as to the impact it would have on our economy.
  Governors across the country, Republicans and Democrats, are fearful 
it would only add additional costs to an already unsustainable system. 
The Mayo Clinic says this bill misses the opportunity to help create 
higher quality, more affordable health care for patients. In fact, they 
say it will do the opposite.
  CBO last week stated that it would worsen our economic outlook by 
increasing deficits and driving our Nation more deeply into debt.
  There are many reasons to be skeptical of this plan: the job loss, 
the additional debt, the government intrusion between you and your 
doctor and your health care decisions.
  Some continue to say, It's better than nothing. When you are sick or 
your son or daughter is sick, you don't want the doctor just to do 
something. You want them to do the right thing.

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