August 25, 2009

NEW STUDIES REVEAL THE BLUE DOG HAS EXTENDED ITS RANGE TO NJ:

Health care plan raises cost concerns (Erik Larsen, August 22, 2009, Asbury Park Press)

[U.S. Rep. John Adler, D-N.J.] said he shares much of the same consternation as many of his constituents over the existing legislation proposed.

"The bill that's coming through the House, with or without the public option, isn't good for America," Adler said matter-of-factly. "We have Congressional Budget Office projections of a trillion-dollar increase in costs that will have to be borne by taxpayers or insurance purchasers; meaning businesses and households. Either way, that's a cost we can't afford."

While he won't speculate on what will happen when the House reconvenes on Sept. 8, he said acceptable reform is one that keeps all the good parts of the American health care system but does a better job at controlling costs.

"I'm hearing different views from different people, but I'm hearing a consistent concern about cost to taxpayers and to insurance purchasers, and I share that concern that real health care reform has to involve cost controls to make private insurance affordable."

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 25, 2009 3:38 PM
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