Wicker Opposes Obama Health Care Plan

U. S. Sen. Roger Wicker says health care reform is the most important issue facing Congress currently.

But he says he is not in favor of taking one-sixth of the nation's economy and putting the government in charge of it.

President Obama would like to create a 'public option' for health insurance, or a government-run insurance company for those who might not be able to have health insurance any other way.

Wicker says it will, among other thing, be too expensive.

"We have seen that the proposals coming out the committees will be very expensive, adding trillions of dollars to this years deficit, adding trillions of dollars to the debt long-term," said Wicker.

Wicker said he's afraid that a government option on health care would run private insurance companies out of business.

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  • by Just Say No- to ObamaCare!! Location: Meridian on Aug 6, 2009 at 12:48 PM
    So glad to see that Senator Wicker is speaking out against Obama's healthcare plan when so many are hiding behind closed doors- avoiding the American public's concerns! Anyone with half a brain can see that a govt run healthcare system is a train wreck waiting to happen. Those that support it have no clue what is actually being proposed- they just think they're getting something for Free. People- remember nothing is really free. Everything comes with a price. Don't let our govt put a price on your choices in healthcare! Call your govt representatives and speak out against the proposed plan. Do you really want healthcare for everyone run like Medicare and Medicaid? Those programs are both essentially bankrupt and poorly run by govt now. Keep govt outta healthcare for the sake of your health and the health of future generations.
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