Talking Points on Health Reform. “Giving the American People More Control – Not Insurance Companies or Government”.
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“I don’t believe we should give the government or the insurance companies more control over health care in America. I believe it’s time to give you – the American people – more control over your own health insurance.”
If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.
“Despite all that we agree on and all the Republican ideas we’ve incorporated, many Republicans in Congress just have a fundamental disagreement over whether we should have more or less oversight of insurance companies.”
“It isn’t government control to set new common-sense rules of the road for insurance companies to protect consumers from their abuses. The plan gives patients and doctors more control over health care decisions, not insurance companies, and cracks down on practices like denying coverage for pre-existing conditions and dropping patients when they become sick.”
We should vote
“Starting over again is just a prescription for another year of debate that’s meant to stop reform, not advance it. Insurance companies aren’t starting over with 40 percent premium increases and denying people coverage for pre-existing conditions. After years of debate, all the ideas are on the table and it’s time we pulled the best ideas together and answer the problems Americans face.”
Reconciliation is OK
“Congress has been debating health care reform for years and the American people deserve an up or down vote. We shouldn’t hide behind rules to prevent us from going on record and casting a vote for or against reform. This is about giving Americans what they’re entitled to: a clear vote showing what people stand for and believe and where the majority vote rules.”
Kaiser: January Tracking Poll, 1/18/10