Wicker Decries National Health Bills

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker says health care proposals in Washington are "the mother of unfunded mandates."

Wicker told the Pascagoula Kiwanis Club Tuesday that a government-run health program could bankrupt 35 to 40 states, including Mississippi.

The freshman senator said there should be more competition in the private health-insurance market, and people should be allowed to cross state lines to purchase policies.

The U.S. House and Senate are in their August recess, but committees are considering health proposals.

Wicker said he believes "there's a better than even chance" that the plans will get derailed when the full Congress returns to work.

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  • by Jody Location: Union on Aug 19, 2009 at 03:49 PM
    Yeah, that's right, Wicker! Just let the rest of us go bankrupt supporting a twisted healthcare system thats already in place!
  • by CARL Location: PHILLY on Aug 19, 2009 at 08:40 AM
    Keep up the good work mr Wicker. don't let the dem's bank rupt us.
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