GRANGER VOTES AGAINST GOVERNMENT TAKE OVER OF HEALTH CARE
Washington, DC- Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) released the following statement tonight after voting against H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act of 2009:
“With unemployment over 10%, the national debt at $12 trillion, and our federal deficit at $1.4 trillion, there is too much reckless government spending already. House Democrats insisted on passing the $1.05 trillion Pelosi Health Care bill at a time when we should be doing what every family around this country is doing: cutting costs and paying the bills. And worse, this dangerous legislation puts the government squarely in the middle of everyone’s personal medical decisions. It will dramatically change the way we receive our health care.
“Texans don’t want government-run insurance. This bill does not include the patient-centered reforms that will truly make a difference in my constituents’ lives. I want to support a bill that holds down costs and makes health care more affordable and dependable, and I’m disappointed that this evening, Democrats failed to live up to these principles."