Your turn: Bipartisan health care reforms exist
Health care reform is on everybody’s mind. And with good reason.
We have the highest quality health care in the world. Look no further than Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic,
which is a world-class destination for care. But high costs put health care out of reach for millions of Americans, especially middle-class families that make too much for government subsidies but struggle to pay the bills. Similarly, small-business owners struggle because they cannot use big business’ economies of scale to get affordable coverage.
We must do something to contain costs and make the high-quality care we have more accessible to everyone.
While the government-run approach, also known as the public option or co-op, is getting the most notice, there are actually a number of less dramatic alternatives that can really make a big difference. Moreover, while some in Washington are talking about what’s being called the “nuclear option,” or a Democratic Congress and White House joining together to pass their reform proposals with no Republican input, many of these lesser-known alternatives individually have broad bipartisan support.
St. Cloud Times by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachman, 08/30/09
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