Wednesday, January 20, 2010

N.C. Republicans taking up health care reform battle

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Despite the fact that a conservative Republican won a long-held Democratic Senate seat in Massachusetts in a special election last night, eliminating the Democrats' cherished 60th vote, the North Carolina Republican party is gearing up to fight health care reform in Raleigh, should the legislation actually make it through Congress.

Of course, they say, this isn't about politics, it's about freedom -- for giant corporations. It's certainly not about the citizens of our state having the freedom to choose from a variety of affordable health care plans. No, you'll either pay top dollar for shitty coverage or you'll suffer the fiscal consequences should you dare to get sick or injured in an accident.

Remember what happened when bankers were allowed to run amuck? Of course you do ... we're still paying for their greed.

North Carolina Republicans say they'll take their fight over the federal health care overhaul to the Legislative Building if the Democratic plan passes on Capitol Hill.

House and Senate GOP leaders said Tuesday at a news conference they would file legislation when the General Assembly returns in May letting North Carolina residents "opt out" of requirements that they get health insurance or face cash penalties.

"Republicans will not stand idly by and watch as citizens' rights to make their own health care decisions are taken from them by the federal government," Senate Minority Leader Phil Berger said. "The people of North Carolina are overwhelmingly opposed to this blatant abuse of power."

Read the rest of this Raleigh News and Observer article here.

Hey Republicans? Where's your solution to health care reform?

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