Wicker: "There are major problems"

By: The Associated Press, ABC
By: The Associated Press, ABC

In advance of President Barack Obama's health care speech to Congress, Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker spoke about proposed reform.

The president is expected to tell lawmakers and the nation exactly how he wants to expand health care.

According to a senior official, he's expected to make a fresh argument for a government-run insurance option, but he won't be demanding that option.

"Regardless of how that is resolved there are major problems with this comprehensive legislation that make me wish and want to urge the president to take a step by step approach and do the things we can do that won't break the bank," said Wicker. "Even if the public option is off the table, you still have a bill that costs over $800 billion over a 10 year period."

Despite controlling both houses of Congress, Democrats seem unable to agree among themselves on an overhaul plan.


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