Monday, July 27, 2009

Kay on Obamacare...

Kay was in Houston today with Representative Kevin Brady to express her opposition to Obama's health care proposals (link). Excerpt follows...
HOUSTON - Leaders in the Texas Medical Center join together to show strong opposition to the health care legislation proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. The group was joined by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Representative Kevin Brady who say that health care reform needs much more careful consideration.

There were many concerns raised about the current health care reform bill.

Representative Brady says the bill would result in the closing of 40 hospitals in Texas and the loss of 15,000 jobs.

Senator Hutchison says the bill would take away the quality and choice of health care that Americans have come to expect.

Kudos to Kay for opposing this Obama health care plan, but I do have trouble with her pretty consistent record in favor of expanding other big government insurance plans. I doubt her support for expanded CHIP coverage will lose her many votes, but it is an important policy difference between Rick and Kay and it does trouble a lot of people with right wing leanings that she sides with expanded government programs so much.

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