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Crapo: Health Care Reform Forced On Americans

Legislation signed today will not improve health care for most

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo released the following statement upon the signing of health care reform legislation (H.R. 3590) by President Obama:

"While many are marking this as a historic day, I am disappointed over the outcome of the debate over health care reform. This legislation was forced through Congress, with buy-offs and backroom deals for votes. There were false attempts at bipartisanship, and now Americans will be faced with an enormous increase in federal bureaucracy, which will likely not result in improved health care access and quality for most of them.

"Today, I will join with a number of my colleagues in supporting legislation to repeal, H.R. 3590, which will be introduced by Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina). This measure reflects two important points: the nation's strong opposition to the government health care takeover, and Americans' ongoing desire for innovative solutions that will allow every American the opportunity to afford, own and keep and health care plan that best meets their needs, not those of government bureaucrats. Idahoans continue to call my offices by the hundreds with their strong concerns over how health care reform will affect them now as well as in generations to come."